Of course, she could have used sign language, but that would have been distracting - and it wouldn't have been as personal.
Sorry 'bout the language, Ma'am.
He dialed and spoke in a different language to the man on the other end.
If he thought to frighten the striped beast by such language he was mistaken.
God, he would have given both arms, his manhood, and his Captain Midnight whistle for one day as a pro, regardless of the language of the cheering fans.
The summary of results might as well have been in a foreign language with the medical terminology, abbreviations and sprinkling of what seemed like random numbers.
Right now it was enough to hear his deep voice, regardless of which language he spoke.
I had now the key to all language, and I was eager to learn to use it.
She listened to his rant, peppered with language no kid Toby's age should hear.
It's very romantic, even if the language is a bit stilted.
I mention these reprehensible actions to illustrate how language can divide us.
As much and as often as Annie wrote, the letters and numbers must have almost become a second language to her.
The language was from his homeland of Karyan, a place he left when he was a child.
What, however, with the idealists was an object of thought alone, the absolute, is to Lotze only inadequately definable in rigorous philosophical language; the aspirations of the human heart, the contents of our feelings and desires, the aims of art and the tenets of religious faith must be grasped in order to fill the empty idea of the absolute with meaning.
Speaking in English, he displayed an eloquence and command of the language scarcely excelled by the greatest orators in their own tongue.
The Panayano dialect of the Visayan language is spoken by most of the inhabitants.
The Greek language occurs in their official seals down to the 13th century.
In 1831, from a study of the specific heats of compounds, he formulated "Neumann's law," which expressed in modern language runs: "The molecular heat of a compound is equal to the sum of the atomic heats of its constituents."
Their "native language" will become their second language.
I tried hard to teach her my sign language, but she was dull and inattentive.
We play a little game which I find most useful in developing the intellect, and which incidentally answers the purpose of a language lesson.
I have already told her in simple language of the beautiful and helpful life of Jesus, and of His cruel death.
They came up to the fire, hoarsely uttering something in a language our soldiers did not understand.
Deidre had the sense of speaking a different language, even though she understood his words.
It came in the form of a drone who told him in her second language that information of that kind was not available.
Jonathan had taken the time to learn sign language so that he could talk to Alex and she had kept him away from the hospital.
In the following year he was appointed successor to the celebrated Perizonius, who had held the chair of history, Greek language and eloquence at Leiden.
The language of her country novels is the genuine patois of middle France rendered in a literary form.
It is written in unusually picturesque and vigorous language, and is based on the Roman de toute chevalerie, a French compilation made about 1250 by a certain Eustace or Thomas of Kent.
It is already the official language in more than fifty countries spread across every continent.
This is especially true of her earlier lessons, when her knowledge of language was so slight as to make explanation impossible.
The intellectual improvement which Helen has made in the past two years is shown more clearly in her greater command of language and in her ability to recognize nicer shades of meaning in the use of words, than in any other branch of her education.
Their language is the memory of the language they hear spoken in their homes.
It may be true, as some maintain, that language cannot express to us much beyond what we have lived and experienced; but I have always observed that children manifest the greatest delight in the lofty, poetic language which we are too ready to think beyond their comprehension.
Helen has had the best and purest models in language constantly presented to her, and her conversation and her writing are unconscious reproductions of what she has read.
Miss Keller's education, however, is so fundamentally a question of language teaching that it rather includes the problems of the deaf than limits itself to the deaf alone.
By experiment, by studying other children, Miss Sullivan came upon the practical way of teaching language by the natural method.
Miss Sullivan and I kept up a game of guessing which taught me more about the use of language than any set lessons could have done.
I saw clearly that it was useless to try to teach her language or anything else until she learned to obey me.
And indeed, this is true of the language of all children.
Language grows out of life, out of its needs and experiences.
Good work in language presupposes and depends on a real knowledge of things.
She got the language from the language itself, and this is, next to hearing the language spoken, the way for any one to get a foreign tongue, more vital and, in the end, easier than our schoolroom method of beginning with the grammar.
So Helen Keller's aptitude for language is her whole mental aptitude, turned to language because of its extraordinary value to her.
And the fact remains that she was taught by a method of teaching language to the deaf the essential principles of which are clearly expressed in Miss Sullivan's letters, written while she was discovering the method and putting it successfully into practice.
It is not enough even to be able to speak the language of that nation by which they are written, for there is a memorable interval between the spoken and the written language, the language heard and the language read.
They exchanged a greeting in a foreign language that sounded like Russian before he held out his hand to her.
Body language announced that he was emotionally reacting – something his facial expression didn't betray.
Language has crystallized them into certain definite notions and expressions, without which we cannot proceed a single step, but which we have accepted without knowing their exact meaning, much less their origin.
Inscriptions show that the national language asserted its existence even after Ateste came into the hands of the Romans.
That culture was naturally Aramaic.
In the language of the Christian Church the word " infallibility " is used in a more absolute sense, as the freedom from all possibility of error guaranteed by the direct action of the Spirit of God.
His action led to an altercation with Ossory, the son of Ormonde, in which Ossory used language for which he was compelled to apologize.
Artists have been known to use the left hand in the hope of checking the fatal facility which practice had conferred on the right; and if Hood had been able to place under some restraint the curious and complex machinery of words and syllables which his fancy was incessantly producing, his style would have been a great gainer, and much real earnestness of object, which now lies confused by the brilliant kaleidoscope of language, would have remained definite and clear.
From a sick-bed, from which he never rose, he conducted this work with surprising energy, and there composed those poems, too few in number, but immortal in the English language, such as the "Song of the Shirt" (which appeared anonymously in the Christmas number of Punch, 1843), the "Bridge of Sighs" and the "Song of the Labourer," which seized the deep human interests of the time, and transported them from the ground of social philosophy into the loftier domain of the imagination.
During the leisure thus arising, Descartes one day had his attention drawn to a placard in the Dutch tongue; as the language, of which he never became perfectly master, was then strange to him, he asked a bystander to interpret it into either French or Latin.
Of giving expression to general ideas; and language in that sense is not found save in man.
No theologian save Augustine has had an equal influence on the theological thought and language of the Western Church, a fact which was strongly emphasized by Leo XIII.
When John Knox visited Calvin at Geneva one Sunday, it is said that he discovered him engaged in a game; and John Aylmer (1521-1594), though bishop of London, enjoyed a game of a Sunday afternoon, but used such language "as justly exposed his character to reproach."
In the treaty, language describing the border between the United States and Canada, still part of Great Britain, included this:
Imagine if today everyone spoke one language and I said that in the future we will speak hundreds of different languages and not be able to understand each other.
And if everyone you know speaks English and it is the language of the world, commerce, the Internet, and success, what will be the primary language you teach your children?
French became the language of diplomacy and international affairs.
Honestly, if we all spoke the same language today, would you want to change that?
Shakespeare was undoubtedly the greatest master the English language has ever known and, quite probably, will ever know.
I am surprised at the mastery of language which your letter shows.
I think Greek is the loveliest language that I know anything about.
These experiences are like photographic negatives, until language develops them and brings out the memory-images.
She has the true language-impulse, and shows great fertility of resource in making the words at her command convey her meaning.
These children were older in years, it is true, than the baby who lisps, "Papa kiss baby--pretty," and fills out her meaning by pointing to her new dress; but their ability to understand and use language was no greater.
She responds quickly to the gentle pressure of affection, the pat of approval, the jerk of impatience, the firm motion of command, and to the many other variations of the almost infinite language of the feelings; and she has become so expert in interpreting this unconscious language of the emotions that she is often able to divine our very thoughts.
Helen acquired language by practice and habit rather than by study of rules and definitions.
Why not, says Miss Sullivan, make a language lesson out of what they were interested in?
Books are the storehouse of language, and any child, whether deaf or not, if he has his attention attracted in any way to printed pages, must learn.
It is true rather that she has a special aptitude for thinking, and her leaning toward language is due to the fact that language to her meant life.
And it can be applied by any teacher to any healthy deaf child, and in the broadest interpretation of the principles, can be applied to the teaching of language of all kinds to all children.
If Miss Keller is fond of language and not interested especially in mathematics, it is not surprising to find Miss Sullivan's interests very similar.
The only way is to hear it, especially in a language like English which is so full of unspellable, suppressed vowels and quasi-vowels.
In the very nature of things, articulation is an unsatisfactory means of education; while the use of the manual alphabet quickens and invigorates mental activity, since through it the deaf child is brought into close contact with the English language, and the highest and most abstract ideas may be conveyed to the mind readily and accurately.
No teacher could have made Helen Keller sensitive to the beauties of language and to the finer interplay of thought which demands expression in melodious word groupings.
For it was Dr. Bell who first saw the principles that underlie Miss Sullivan's method, and explained the process by which Helen Keller absorbed language from books.
On the other hand, the peculiar value to her of language, which ordinary people take for granted as a necessary part of them like their right hand, made her think about language and love it.
Language was her liberator, and from the first she cherished it.
The pictures the language paints on her memory appear to make an indelible impression; and many times, when an experience comes to her similar in character, the language starts forth with wonderful accuracy, like the reflection from a mirror.
Here the similarity in the language of the story to that in the letter ceases.
This little story calls into life all the questions of language and the philosophy of style.
All use of language is imitative, and one's style is made up of all other styles that one has met.
The substance of thought is language, and language is the one thing to teach the deaf child and every other child.
Let him get language and he gets the very stuff that language is made of, the thought and the experience of his race.
The language must be one used by a nation, not an artificial thing.
However much we may admire the orator's occasional bursts of eloquence, the noblest written words are commonly as far behind or above the fleeting spoken language as the firmament with its stars is behind the clouds.
It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips;--not be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself.
What the hell, if hand signals and the language of smiles could do the trick, she'd make a fine employee.
Her sign language vocabulary had increased, but many things were still difficult to understand.
Here he became an instructor in German at Harvard in 1825, and in 1830 obtained an appointment as professor of German language and literature there; but his anti-slavery agitation having given umbrage to the authorities, he forfeited his post in 1835, and was ordained Unitarian minister of a chapel at Lexington in Massachusetts in 1836.
Now it is true that the critic must be unconscious of some of the subtlest charms and nicest delicacies of language who would exclude from humorous writing all those impressions and surprises which depend on the use of the diverse sense of words.
We think of things not in the abstract elements of the things themselves, but in connexion with, and in language which presupposes, other things.
He obtains a magic glass cage, yoked with eight griffins, flies through the clouds, and, thanks to enchanters who know the language of birds, gets information as to their manners and customs, and ultimately receives their submission.
In ordinary language the name is used for any species of Siphonaptera (otherwise known as Aphaniptera), which, though formerly regarded as a suborder of Diptera, are now considered to be a separate order of insects.
They wage war because it is the only language they speak.
Under Hollywood's production code at the time, movies could not include nudity, criminal activity, or offensive language, or depict illegal drug use, venereal disease, or childbirth.
Everyone in the future will learn English because it will be the language of the Internet and thus the language of the world and commerce.
One thing is certain, the language was ineffaceably stamped upon my brain, though for a long time no one knew it, least of all myself.
It seems to me that the great difficulty of writing is to make the language of the educated mind express our confused ideas, half feelings, half thoughts, when we are little more than bundles of instinctive tendencies.
Later I read the book again in French, and I found that, in spite of the vivid word-pictures, and the wonderful mastery of language, I liked it no better.
The unusual language and repetition made the story seem unreal.
But soon they learned some Dutch words; but they loved their own language and they did not want little boys and girls to forget it and learn to talk funny Dutch.
Well, I must confess, I do not like the sign-language, and I do not think it would be of much use to the deaf-blind.
It would be splendid to have The Great Round World printed in "language that can be felt."
Indeed, at one time it was believed that the best way for them to communicate was through systematized gestures, the sign language invented by the Abbe de l'Epee.
His success convinced him that language can be conveyed through type to the mind of the blind-deaf child, who, before education, is in the state of the baby who has not learned to prattle; indeed, is in a much worse state, for the brain has grown in years without natural nourishment.
It was Dr. Howe who, by his work with Laura Bridgman, made Miss Sullivan's work possible: but it was Miss Sullivan who discovered the way to teach language to the deaf-blind.
True, single words do suggest and express ideas; the child may say simply "mamma" when he means "Where is mamma?" but he learns the expression of the ideas that relate to mamma--he learns language--by hearing complete sentences.
The deaf child who has only the sign language of De l'Epee is an intellectual Philip Nolan, an alien from all races, and his thoughts are not the thoughts of an Englishman, or a Frenchman, or a Spaniard.
The crowds of men who merely spoke the Greek and Latin tongues in the Middle Ages were not entitled by the accident of birth to read the works of genius written in those languages; for these were not written in that Greek or Latin which they knew, but in the select language of literature.
Only when he had understood the peasants' tastes and aspirations, had learned to talk their language, to grasp the hidden meaning of their words, and felt akin to them did he begin boldly to manage his serfs, that is, to perform toward them the duties demanded of him.
Surely some would have devoted a life to science, dissecting the Mayan language or the searching out demise of the Anasazi Empire.
The end of language barriers.
These observations have given me a clue to the method to be followed in teaching Helen language.I SHALL TALK INTO HER HAND AS WE TALK INTO THE BABY'S EARS.
That was strange language coming from Denton.
Many years before you came here this Land was united under one Ruler, as it is now, and the Ruler's name was always 'Oz,' which means in our language 'Great and Good'; or, if the Ruler happened to be a woman, her name was always 'Ozma.'
"Watch your language, asshole," Rita snarled, not missing a beat in her typing.
That was the summer he learned a third language – sign language.
He lifted a small soul-tracking device off the table, a round compass whose edges were lined with symbols from a dead language too old for him to read.
And the whole thing has been unnatural because that cat and I are both able to talk your language, and to understand the words you say.