Architecture School of TM; Romania



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    By Oana S.
    Apr 25, '06 1:58 PM EST

    Sometimes you think in a different language...
    There are certain thoughts or feelings that you associate with a language.
    Is it possible to learn to think in a new language?
    There are situations in which two people are sitting at one table and don't have a common language to share. You smile at each other hoping that the eyes say more than inability to express yourself verbally. Is that how mute people feel like?
    Penia says she unconsciously starts talking in Greek with persons that are very close to her. I sometimes hear her... I talk to her in Romanian. You don't have to understand it, you just have to be there.
    I started signing the messages with ”˜tzuc', the phonetic version of the Romanian slang for ”˜kiss'. Penia now uses this word without noticing.
    I guess you have 2 options. On one hand you can trust the feeling of understanding more then just the words itself. On the other hand you can doubt the words and their hidden meanings.

    When I came the 9th grade I had to change schools: from a German school with ca. 10-15 pupils/class, to one of the toughest schools with 30 pupils/class and the most ”˜frightening' teachers. German became one of many other classes, a foreign language. For the first time I was given a picture, a saying, an apparent reason to write whatever in German. My hidden thoughts, ideas and maybe creativity were expressed for the first time in this language. The second time it happened due to Architecture: drawing and creating. The third time it was in English.
    When I went to the University, I was surrounded by people telling me that it is one of the toughest schools. Impossible, unbelievable hard, simple complicated. People love to insecure other people. I think there is nothing as important as to believe in yourself. And not to believe the people. Nothing is too hard and nothing is impossible.


    • vado retro

      funny cuz penia is slang for...oh well never mind...

      Apr 25, 06 6:40 pm

      I think language as you mentioned with regard to drawing/creating is simply an means of output for the mind, as well as a way of "seeing." Cultural studies teaches us about different optics as a two-fold means of interpretation and expression, and I've heard, as I am monophonic, that people who are multilingual process the same way. Cool - turn it into architecture now and show us :)

      Apr 26, 06 9:52 pm

      time to show the work:)

      I opened the other two entries before discovering exactly what you had done. So much of why i particularly loved this entry is wrapped up in this meandering path towards the one i chose to read.

      Apr 27, 06 1:25 pm
      brian buchalski

      i'm lost

      May 7, 06 3:15 pm
      brian buchalski

      and that's not a bad thing either.

      May 7, 06 3:16 pm

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