Sunday, November 4, 2012
More Imagination and Creativity
"In the middle of a foreign culture" by Joseph Roggendorf
I love the author and enjoy reading his books. But today I came across this. P. 109, he writes, "Because of the previous reasons, Japanese language is fit to express the kind of thinking that diminishes exactness and absoluteness more and more.
I'm amazed how negative his point of view is about the Japanese language. My opinion is exactly the opposite. I strongly believe that if you learn the Japanese language, it demands more imagination from readers. More and more you read and write the Japanese language, you can't help, but you will develop your creativity. I guarantee it!
I wish he weren't dead, so I could talk with him on this point.
If you are studying Japanese, please let me know what you think.