Friday, December 1, 2017
THE PARADOX OF LANGUAGE CONFUSES PERSON SEEKING TO UNDERSTAND ENGLISH BETTER WHEN IT COMES TO GOD'S WORDS. Many People Think Language Is Easy To Understand And Often Dismiss the Difficulties Experienced By Those Who Are But Beginners. Not everybody has the ability to pick up new languages and new ideas as quick as other people would like them to do so.
If the word “talk” turns you on and this is the language that you use where you live, then as long as you are understood, everything is fine.
However, you are going to have difficulties attempting to convince people in some jurisdictions that you know what it is you are on about if you use the term “talk” instead of “speak” in your examples.
For myself, more natural expressions would be: “He understands how to communicate the word of God, explaining its relevance to daily life,” or “He relates the word of God to daily life.”
Furthermore, there is a lack of context provided for your examples, which makes it much easier to misconstrue what you are attempting to say.
Language is a paradox. When words are written down, they cannot be denied; yet they can be misinterpreted.
When words are spoken, unless recorded, there is no proof of what was said, which makes what was said, easy to deny.
What is written can be misconstrued because the person reading does could not understand what the writer meant, so this can lead to miscommunication.
Therefore, clarification is easier when people are speaking to each other rather than writing to each other—but there may be no record of the conversation, and what was said can be easily denied.
What matters, most of all, is clarity and understanding, regardless of the words used.
If I Knew What You Know And You Knew What I Know There’s No Misunderstanding