Last year, I purchased this book.
I remember starting reading it and the first chapter was about author’s struggles and beautiful learning path of Vietnamese. I find reading about different languages around the world a captivating activity and that’s because I get to experience the cultural intelligence but also to expose my mind to a new way of understanding people in general. It’s making me become more in love with people in the sense that I discover myself to become so much more tolerant about myself and less judgemental about people’s actions or behaviours or way of speech, because everything makes sense now.
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People are a portrayal of their language and culture and the more you read about languages and in depth descriptions regarding behind the scenes of a foreign language creation, such as the ones highlighted by Gaston Dorren in his book “Babel”, you get to achieve a higher level of open mindness and flexibility and adaptability.
I got inspired by the book and in the light of sharing with you my discoveries and little gems of cultural intelligence, I have created a document about some key notions around Vietnam or Vietnamese language.
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