On Speaking a Language

“What does it mean to speak a language? And to what aim and to what goals does a person employ the usage of language? And on what level does he communicate? Is it just verbalization of quotidian necessities, or is he actually using language to put ideas into other people’s minds? Is language something that creates reality, or is language something that adapts to reality?”

Christoph Waltz on Col. Hans Landa’s polyglotism

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January 5, 2013 · 1:18 pm

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