Arrival language

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by river, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. river Valued Senior Member

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    I cannot understand the language of form in the movie Arrival .

    Has anybody figured out , what in the movie they figured out ?
     
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  3. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Sorry, I haven't seen the movie.
     
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  5. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    Spoiler alert

    The theory is that language shapes how you perceive reality. Since the aliens perceive time as a whole (your past, future and current times can be perceived in the present [ala Kurt Vonnegut's tralfamadorians]), when the linguist understood the language she could see the future.
     
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  7. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    What movie are you talking about ?
     
  8. Walter L. Wagner Cosmic Truth Seeker Valued Senior Member

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    Good sci-fi flick. They figured out a universal mathematical underlay for creation, showing non-violence as the way to proceed, which they wished to communicate.

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  9. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    Arrival.
     

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