E-Prime, E-Primitive: A Look at English and Language of Place

How does our language affect us? Do indigenous people’s languages reflect their fundamentally different relationship to the world, as contrasted with cultures of modern civilizations?

If we wanted to change the way we speak, in order to reflect a more satisfying relationship with the Land around us, where might we start?

E-Prime, English without the verb “to be”, offers an approach.

E-Primitive takes it even farther, adding verbiness and other factors that deepen the observation and process-oriented perspective of the world around us.

This podcast clocks in at about 26 minutes.

Written by Willem