Nov 19 • 7M

What Are You Gonna Do with This Place?

Learning a new language is learning a new way to map your thoughts.

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John McWhorter
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A young member of the Lahu tribe in Thailand.

Lahu — spoken in China, Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia — beautifully illustrates how learning a new language is never so simple as merely learning vocabulary. John explains.

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