quotes about language& translation
- "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- In its communicative function, language is a set of tools with which we attempt to guide another mind to create within itself a mental representation that approximates the one we have.
- A language does not become fixed. The human intellect is always on the march, or, if you prefer, in movement, and languages with it.