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Can You Think Complex Thoughts Without Language? | 1984 - George Orwell

If you can hear what I’m saying right now and understand me, you can probably speak English. It’s also very likely that you think in English as well, right? For example, you might be saying to yourself, “when is this guy going to get to the point?” But, if I took all of those words out of the English language, would you still be able to think that thought? After all, you probably think to yourself in language all of the time. If you know less words, can you think less thoughts? More importantly, can you think complex thoughts?

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