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What is language

A method of sharing ideas and collaboration through a commonly accepted set of symbols and sounds that can be spoken/heard or written/read. Ultimately, our adeptness at language chooses the lane gage of our life and relationships.

How did it start

Over millennia many adaptations, changes and unique languages developed based on location and circumstance. The human being is drawn to collaborate with others, so a communication tool was desired. Thus, it started.

What is the history of language

Over time, hierarchies develop amongst humans. Once the higher members taste the power and riches, it fades their recognition of the equality amongst all people. Therefor we see changes in the language over time to suit the dictators or powers that have become.

Where did English evolve from

From the desire of the dictators to have a dominant language to manipulate the population. English is an aggregate of many languages but primarily, French, German and Latin. Within English are endless ‘codes’ of hidden letters and sounds and blatantly obvious misdirections. Our education system is “in league” with the powers that be as they feel they have no choice in the matter – and they are exceptionally well paid and catered to. Teachers get EVERY PERK!

Why are numbers and letters called symbols

This section will prove we have power over numbers and letters when we disallow the perpetration being cast on us with the trickery of the symbols called ‘letters and numbers’. The earliest etymologic research on these two words will prove the following:

So letter can mean the “… frighting Land of delays.”
And Numbers can mean “Indifference to errors, wandering or making a mistake”

If we ‘let’ them! Since they are symbols and we are real we can simply divert our focus from the symbolic to the actual important endeavors of meaning and purpose.


Symbol means “throw” a “bolt or beam” in the earlist understanding. Later in Greek times it meant “token, watchword, sign by which one infers; ticket, a permit, licence” this word went to the point of your symbol became your creed and your affiliation. Today it is used loosely and with restraint. All letters and numbers are actually symbols and meant to “throw a (magic and hidden hand) beam” at you.


The word letter used to mean “to instruct someone.” As a noun it is the symbol(s) within the alphabet. Denoting, c1200, “graphic symbol, alphabetic sign, written character conveying information about sound in speech,” from Old French letre “character, letter; missive, note,”.

In modern times, the root and prefix named LET, n.1 Sc. usage of Eng. let, obstacle, hindrance: a slip-gate or hurdle used for stopping up a gap in a hedge or wall (Dmf., Kcb. 1953).

  1. a. Hindrance, obstruction, opposition. Also to set or mak(e let to, to hinder or to prevent. b. Something that hinders, an impediment. c. Hesitation or delay.

So, the “LET” part is a hinderance or delay.

What does Ter(r) mean etymologically, starting with definitions or found within a word:

deterrent A deterrent keeps someone from doing something against you.

terror If you feel terror, you feel great fear or are very scared of something.

deterrence a negative motivational influence

terrible causing fear or dread or terror

terrific very great or intense

terrifying causing extreme terror

terrorism the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature

terrorist a radical who employs terror as a political weapon

terrorize coerce by violence or with threats

undeterred not deterred

As a prefix “Ter(r)” can mean frighten or Earth.

from Membean:

“Terrific Terra
The Latin root word terr means “earth” or “land.” So that words with terr in them shall “terrify” you not, “land” here for a small amount of time in terr learning territory!

Humans like to have their own territory, or piece of the “earth” in which they and only they live. People can be highly territorial about this “land,” and so they put up physical fences to mark their territory. The more valuable the territory, the better the terrain or general characteristics of the “earth” or “land” in which the territory lies, that is, whether it has mountains, fertile soil, rolling hills, forests, etc. The Mediterranean Sea, for instance, was once the territory of the Romans since they had conquered all the “lands” around it; the word Mediterranean was formed to mean “in the middle of the land” since it lies in the middle of Europe and Africa. All those territories had practically every terrain imaginable!”

Letter means …

So letter can mean the “… frighting Land of delays.”
And Numbers can mean “Indifference to errors, wandering or making a mistake”

If we ‘let’ them! Since they are symbols and we are real we can simply divert our focus from the symbolic to the actual important endeavors of meaning and purpose.

The use of the word and associated ideas to the word letter are quite expansive, such as school letters, love letters, letter-man, letter-perfect, letter-opener, letter-head, red-letter, literation, newsletter, black-letter, capital letter, literal, belles-letters, obliterate, tau(“sign, mark”), serif, (“fine cross-stroke put as a finish at the top and bottom of a letter”), cachet eaning evolved 18c. (via French lettre de cachet “letter under seal of the king”) to “(letter under) personal stamp (of the king),” thence to “symbol of prestige” (1840), chi 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet, representing a -kh- sound (see ch). The letter is shaped like an X, and so the Greek letter name was used figuratively to signify such a shape or arrangement (as in khiasma “two things placed crosswise;” khiastos “arranged diagonally; marked with an X.


And so on. Now we look at the word number: It is two words put together – Numb and Er
When you ‘number’ someone they have been rudely identified. c. 1300, “to count,” from Old French nombrer “to count, reckon,” from nombre (n.) “number” (see number (n.)). Meaning “to assign a distinctive number to” is late 14c.; that of “to ascertain the number of” is from early 15c. Or numbering.

It is directly from Latin numerus “a number, quantity,” from PIE root *nem- “assign, allot; take.” Meaning “written symbol or figure of arithmetic value” is from late 14c. And this meaning has stuck for 700 years. The word number comes up repeatedly and extensively similarly to the overused word “letter” from above. Why are we constantly being reminded of letters and numbers in our daily speech?

As a child with untainted eyes, we can see the word numb and err. When we see the etymology for numb and err we can add that to our discovery. Numbers are strange because they can be written in several ways, such as their ‘standard form’: 1, 2, 3, and words: one, two, three and the various short terms for them.

For example, Err means – wander, make a mistake

The Latin root word err means “wander” or “make a mistake,” which is a “wandering” from the correct answer. This Latin root is the word origin of a number of English vocabulary words, including errant and erratic. The root err is easily recalled via the word error, which is a “wandering” from the right answer.

In modern terms the suffix “er” means
“more”, bigger, faster, happier, more
“action, process” flutter, ponder, stutter
“one who does an action” baker, announcer, landscaper

Silent B words like number

Silent B words, the letter B is silent in two situations such as when the word ends with mb or when the ends with bt. The word numb and number have a silent “B” – we have not been told why, let us investigate: A number is commonly known as:

That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things expressible by figures.

Every ‘name’ for a number can be found here:

Note, from 1-11, the English words use to represent numbers are unique.

one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven
These are the letters: O T T F F S S E N E which jest so happens to iterate “Offset Nest” and “Off Sent Set” and “S Est Net Off” and “Fest of Tens”.

After Ten, eleven and twelve hold a similar position to One and Two in their spelling. 13-19 all add the (teen) to their ‘idea’ or promotion. The ‘teen’ means Ten but is for some reason made to spell and sound like “teeny”. Nineteen is special as the only teen worded number that starts with the original sound of “Nine”, the others are mutated. Thir for third, fif, for fifth instead of saying threeteen and fiveteen.

Musing on Numbers

A friends musings on this:
“The numbers two through eight are failry straight forward. There is some controversy about 9 and 10. Some believe that the original counting system of our IE language family was octal not decimal. They see the number ‘nine’ as meaning ‘the new number’ or the first number after 8. The Latin number 9 is novem and does look like the word for new in Latin ‘novum’. They also see the Latin number 10, decem, as meaning ‘two fives’. The issue about the origin of 9 and 10 are interesting and controversial but I am more comfortable with the idea that our language family used a decimal system of numbering and that ‘nine’ and ‘ten’ are just as unique as two through 8. I am open, though, to other ideas.

Now, back to 11 and 12. The basic meaning of ‘leven’ in ‘eleven’ and, in a shortened form ‘lve’ in 12 is ‘left over’. So ‘eleven’ literally means ‘one left over’ (after counting to 10) and ‘twelve’ means ‘two left over’. You can begin to think in terms of 10 fingers and two feet. Note that there are 12 inches in a foot. 12 months in a year. Twice 12 hours in a day etc. After 12 English starts compounding ten (thirteen = three and ten). Some think that twenty simply means ‘two tens’ but that too is just speculation.”


Now we look at “Numb” and The unetymological -b (silent b)
(there is no etymological justification for placing the ‘silent b’)

Afflicted with a loss of the power to feel or move normally; benumbed. Or emotionally unresponsive; indifferent. Numb.

Together we have “Indifference to errors, wandering or making a mistake”

Numb as a verb – “to make numb, deprive of sensation or power of movement,”

In ancient PIE we see *nem- and *nom- as a root word meaning “assign, allot; take”. Interestingly, “money” in reverse spells “Ye Nom” or ‘you are numb/nominal/taken’. Even ‘Cash’ phonetically speaks the phrase “C Ash” or ‘See Ash’. Or see the temporary.


Before we leave we shall look at the affliction of being de-powered in this way. The word is afflicted:

Literally means “the fucked” and we will prove it below:
The prefix ‘af’ is from an early language term of “ab” and means to or ‘toward’

“flict” meaned ‘flicked’ or flick which means: 1816, “to throw off with a jerk” – or as a noun: mid-15c., “light blow or stroke,” probably imitative of a light blow with a whip. The word ends up evolving through bastardized Latin to the word ‘fucked’ or ‘fuck’.

Afflicted means “the fucked”

OED 2nd edition cites 1503, in the form fukkit, and the earliest attested appearance of current spelling is 1535 (“Bischops … may fuck thair fill and be vnmaryit” [Sir David Lyndesay, “Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaits”]).

Buck cites proper name John le Fucker from 1278, but that surname could have other explanations. The word apparently is hinted at in a scurrilous 15c. poem, titled “Flen flyys” [“Fleas, Flies (and Friars)”], written in bastard Latin and Middle English. The relevant line reads:

Non sunt in celi
quia fuccant uuiuys of heli
“They [the monks] are not in heaven because they fuck the wives of [the town of] Ely.” Fuccant is pseudo-Latin, and in the original it is written in cipher. The earliest examples of the word otherwise are from Scottish, which suggests a Scandinavian origin, perhaps from a word akin to Norwegian dialectal fukka “copulate,” or Swedish dialectal focka “copulate, strike, push,” and fock “penis.”

So alternatively, the ‘afflicted’ are “The Fucked” – More on Fuck:

Fuck-all “nothing” first recorded 1960. Verbal phrase fuck up “to ruin, spoil, destroy” is attested from c. 1916. A widespread group of Slavic words (such as Polish pierdolić) can mean both “fornicate” and “make a mistake.” Fuck off is attested from 1929; as a command to depart, by 1944. Egyptian legal agreements from the 23rd Dynasty (749-21 B.C.E.) frequently include the phrase, “If you do not obey this decree, may a donkey copulate with you!” [Reinhold Aman, “Maledicta,” Summer 1977]. —

One Last Word

Debt – has a silent “B”

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