"If you don’t speak a person’s native language, there’s always a corner of their mind you can’t quite reach."
- "Bringing up babel." The Economist: 1843.
I recently read this article by Robert Lane Greene and the above quote got me thinking about language acquisition and usage. This quote seemed especially relevant now for two reasons: 1) I am married to a man who grew up speaking a different language from me and 2) I live in a country whose language I have not mastered. This blog will follow my attempts to uncover just how many things are packed in this "elusive corner" and how I will attempt to unpack them.