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After learning a language -Why can't anyone go back and narrate what and how one experienced during the first year?

It will be interesting to explore the reasons that fill the "gap of inability" between the most efficient language learning phase and "culture bound listening phase" as Patricia says . After learning a language what prevents one to go back and bring insights, describe from that efficient learning phase in one's life. Being convinced that these insights / description once known will be objectively measurable as well. It seems the challenge in using MEG has a bias. Thus - what are those factors that prevent one to go back and recall the baby experiences while a language gets learnt - it may add new vocabulary or use existing words in a new perspective to share with others.


Closing Statement from Charan Singh

Thank you all - the spectrum of responses - from Ed Schulte, Natasha Nikulina, Casey to Adriaan Braam- brought amazing insights on this theme. My question and replies were driven by the knowledge I acquired through some, available to humanity, core sources of Wisdom that are little explored - though seems extremely beneficial for solving our current problems. The reason to ask this question was to further explore and find equivalent knowledge terms that can be commonly understood by all. Must say I tried exploring ,not missing even a small reference about " The Word" and how little we know about The Word that manifests through language as our World. Interestingly, I learnt about a Oneness frequency C132/A 432 Hrz that further led me to a great related article link http://www.jwmt.org/v1n4/readlight.html and another book title: P.D.Ouspensky - The Fourth Way, that accepts and addresses to the question asked here " why one doesn't remember and how can one develop that memory that remembers everything " Present day Science or pedagogy - sorry to state, addresses or knows only about two dimensions of that memory that inherits the potential to be developed into four. It is not about religion or faith or worshiping - it is purely about the knowledge accessible to mankind that can be gained through - easy to make observations, experiments not subjective experiences, comparisons, analysis - and using all other tools a scientific mind would use or prefer to use.

I remain indebted to all who participated and shared their valuable inputs on this thread. Thank you.

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  • Mar 14 2013: I think "going back to describe" one would be overwhelmed. As language captures just a single dimension of initial perceived total communication. A child might interpret in a relationship with mother via Eye-box reading; expressions that reveal much so along with intimacy far more fascinating textures and nuance occur than the new structured vocal method. And so leaving out the wholeness of emotion for mathematical frameworks may seem to be a great loss. These words make normalcy eventually yet at first blush in year one not. Leaving the mothers intimate connecting closeness behind, it would be a natural extension to assume all comm would resemble a hugging close loving up in your face interaction with everybody, wouldn't that be something to see adults doing, I suppose making love is the closes we come to it.
    • Mar 14 2013: "making love is the closes we come to it"- Great Inputs !! Though it seems we may be regularly irregular in keeping that closeness intact. ...that seems the reason to explore this theme also to find how can that love connection/ thread remain all the time- reflected/practiced in thoughts -speech-action. Becoming aware of that thread, researching about that thread may help.
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      Mar 14 2013: @ Philip I thought we called that the 60's
    • Mar 15 2013: I love how you picked up on this! As a child, before learning the twists and intimacies of verbal language, communication breaks down to the simplest forms: emotions and attitudes. When a mother sings to her newborn child, the child doesn't understand if the mother is talking about sweet dreams, or a comedic perverted song about something else entirely... only the tone, the affection, and the intent are carried forward. I fear that now that we have been polluted (in a way) by language, it is difficult to return to pure physical communication – much like a city person returning to tribal living in the distant reaches of nature. (Note I do not mean polluted in a strictly negative sense... much good does come of it.)

      On another note, I find that quick exchanges with the young, be it a look, a smile, laugh, or whatever else, are often the most interesting ones that we can have to a stranger. Often I see my smile return a smile from an infant, hopefully a strange face can even bring a giggle. Only rarely can such simple actions be exchanged with other grown individuals, for decades of talk and bad influences have made us distrustful of complete strangers. Mostly, I believe the beauty in those first years comes from the total ability to forgive another, and look upon anyone with an open heart.

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