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by Malcolm McAfee - Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 04:01 PM
 One of the most crucial human attributes is language. Language in invented within culture, learned by the personalities of a given society or community and explains the organization of the society or community.
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by Malcolm McAfee - Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 04:24 PM
 Since our species swung out of the trees, other ways of communicating and remembering have been useful to us, as they are to other animals. Tastes and smells are among the more subtle modalities, though they are, as yet, difficult for computers to cope with effectively. Sounds and sights are quite a different matter, as we use music and our perception of events like sunsets to enliven our existence and enhance our sense of what it means to be human.
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by Malcolm McAfee - Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 04:09 PM
 Language differs greatly within the culture of a society or community, hence in the organization of that society or community and hence in its personalities.
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by Malcolm McAfee - Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 04:19 PM
 Some aspects of language are potentially universal. like STOP signs or mathematical notation. This aspect of language can be problematic as it was for French and is now for English. The capacity of the computer in translation, even in real time, can appear to modify this matter. However, deep differences in language due to gender, generation, "East-West", educational attainment and other features continue to complicate.