3 Destinations You Should Visit

With a world full of fascinating vacation areas, it’s no wonder it can be a challenge to choose the perfect destination. Here are three destinations you should visit during your life based on language.

 

  1. A country with the same or similar language structure

The best thing about travelling to a country that has the same language is that there is no language barrier. Visiting countries with the same language will allow you to go to the places that only locals would visit.

You will be able to move around and explore the depths of culture while adding a few pearls of wisdom to your collection.

While this is a nice benefit, the best experience is yet to come. If you are a person who is very observant, then this is where the additional fun begins.

Countries with the same language usually have different accents and ways of speaking. Even within native English-speaking countries, you will find that accents vary by region. More so, it can be heavily influenced by the heritage of the language.

This is one of the easiest ways to know more about your own language and how others in the world use it. In the end, you will be able to understand and appreciate the differences between an accent and pronunciation. This makes it a perfect destination you should visit.

The use of an accent or pronunciation is just the localized way of speaking a language and as such, there is no right or wrong.

  1. A country with a different language

If you travel to a country that has a language you are not fluent in, it’s logical that you will face challenges. Not knowing the language might limit your movements and cause your trip to not reach its full potential.

Therefore, knowing the basics of the country’s language before travelling is the perfect solution to unlocking an adventure. This can even take place before the trip has begun. By becoming conversational in the local language, you will leave with a memorable experience.

Using the local language in a local setting is about comprehending and communicating from your very own efforts. When this happens, you are left with the most rewarding experience ever.

While you may not understand everything around you, the times you do will definitely feel like an accomplishment. This makes it a perfect destination you should visit. And as Nelson Mandela said, “Our trips abroad will be remembered not just with our minds, but also in our hearts.”

  1. A country that has a different alphabet structure

Many countries have their own native language or unique alphabet system. While it may be daunting, there is no reason not to visit that country even if you do not speak the local language.

Being in an environment where you do not understand the language, or the alphabet can allow you to see the language as it is in its truest form.

Think about it as visual artistry. This will bring about appreciating the writing system and structure behind the scripts. For example, Arabic and Chinese have long traditions of calligraphy.

The glyph of a language makes a visual art of every single word or letter and takes the aesthetic potential of the written language to the absolute limit.

When these glyphs were created it was not just about recording information or communicating ideas. It was about creating deeply artistic statements that combined sound, script, and visuality.

The graphical element of the language is usually different. And as such, it makes reading them a completely different cognitive experience than reading an alphabetic system. This makes it a perfect destination you should visit.

Seeing language in a new way

There are many ways to enjoy a language but travelling gives the best experience. With travelling, you experience the phonology of the language, the architecture of the language (grammar) and the visual artistry used in writing the language.

Whatever language you are learning or interested in, travelling is the ultimate way of experiencing these aspects of a language. So next time when you are choosing a destination you should visit, use language as a guiding tool to unlock an adventure.

Thanks for reading learnwithscience, until next time!

References

Bybee, Joan, Revere Perkins, and William Pagliuca. The Evolution of Grammar: Tense, Aspect, and Modality in the Languages of the World. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

 

 

 

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