Thursday, March 9, 2023

Hard Sapir-Whorf is True if You Think Solely in Words

Obvious solution: don't think in words. You don't need lojban.  Think in images, in logic, in shapes, in sounds. Think in the ideas themselves, or think in relationships. 

If you do perform a thought in words, always do the double-entry bookkeeping. Do the thought again using non-words, make sure they sum to the same result.

1 comment:

TheDiv said...

I don't know how to think in non-words. For me concepts are words. What I can do is to re-run the idea in different languages. Hungarian is different enough from English that I won't get pwned by S-W. For example Hungarian has no passive, so there is no hand-waving about who exactly is doing a deed.