Languages aren’t just words strung together
Words can be spoken in different ways, different tones, different stress, different volumes, different accents, different pitches, different combinations, different statuses, and each different way includes a different identity.
This identity is something that you can’t just make up by stringing words together, and it’s this identity that both makes languages human, and languages culture.
That’s why even with the advancement of artificial translation and interpretation that we should still learn second languages, not to mention the cultural benefits to be had.
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