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Adjustment in language

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When the (known) world exchanges, come a need for language modification to follow. Words, then, may need tuning to different/slightly-different meaning and/or (missing) words need to be added in order to describing the new reality.

Since the time my world has changed, I see inconsistency in phrases, idioms, everyday saying, and in words I lack for using in that new world.

As:

*(I translate from Hebrew) we live only once! (Maybe, but how do you know? Or, how can you be so sure of it?)

* No one has ever returned to tell how life is over there. (Excuse me?)

Miss-meaning:

*Dream. Dreams use for describing, among other things, the unreal, or wishes. But if they happen to be only a different way of speaking?

In Hebrew we use the phrase: In your night dreams! Means: it had never happened. (Well? I am not sure the phrase is holding water with the advanced science about dreams.)

*Death. The idea of it has many says and one may easily find the exact word/say who describe the sub-idea needed. But some says are not suitable for scientific use. I would dare say there is a need for 2 semi-ideas. 1- Death as trade in faze. 2- End of all ends. Which will be described each in different word.

*A word I daily miss: well, I miss it, but, it expected to describe kind of awareness to dreams after one is awaken, and remember them without losing that information.

Note: the says, words' meaning, missing a vocal for idea, are for Hebrew as I know it. Though I write in English, these words may exist in the English language (I just do not know enough of it).


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