Ethno Semantics : The Differences Of Communication And Language

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Language is a term that can be expressed and shown in several different ways. From people in normal, everyday conversation which are face to face, to communication that takes a bit longer to get to one another such as mail or other social media. Communication and language can differ in the way words are pronounced and the meanings they show. Language is a part of every culture and is passed down from generation to generation. Phonemes are an example of something that differs from culture to culture where one word can mean several different things and simply changing the sound can make a big difference in its meaning. For example, in India, Hindu people pronounce the letter ‘d’ multiple different ways, therefore changing the meaning or significance of the word. Ethno semantics play a big part in these differences as they study the meanings of words, phrases, and sentences. Some languages are more prominent on having good syntax or grammar while others could use very simple or primitive forms of speaking (Miller, 2013). I find it fascinating that a child learns the pronunciation of a word from just listening to it being spoken, but when an adult wants to learn a different language it takes such a great effort to pronounce each word correctly. It is any wonder that we can communicate to one another across borders at all. Non-Verbal communication isn’t always shown around the world and often times is a barrier between people. This way of talking to one another is typically

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