Does the language affect the culture?
There are schools of thought that believe just that. The book
'The Languages of Pao' investigates the cultural impact on a
society that is taught specialty languages for each aread of
expertise: military, scientific, trade, while maintaining a unique
(noun absent) archaic language.
It is generally agreed that language and culture are closely
related. Language can be viewed as a verbal expression of
Consider a simple thing like a greeting:
In English we say "How are you?" We are not really interested in
how the person feels and we would be surprised if the person
started to tell us about their aches and pains and health problems
but that is our greeting, our culture. Other cultures have
different greetings they may say "Where are you going?" or "where
have you come from?" when they meet because that is their