You can never understand one language until you understand at least two. -Ronald Searle, artist (b. 1920)
|© Anna Marie Nemcova |
Living in all these various cultures with their varying languages has made me acutely aware of the relationship between the two. You cannot truly understand a culture without speaking its language. And, you cannot speak a language well without also learning the culture. The depth and texture and complexity of either is lost if you attempt to learn them in isolation.
|© Mike Neale |