“In our day-to-day use of the English language we possess a perfect record of the language’s evolution; when we hear ourselves speak we listen to the voices of all those many millions who have come before us, who have, in their own use of the language, constructed ours, as we continue to construct it.
Whether or not we’re able to decipher this record is another matter altogether.”
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Fascinating. Maybe language isn’t dusty from “bent” usage (how Heidegger says the light that shines through words is less clear) but rather more telling of who we are.