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Language is the art of communication Language is speaking listening and writing Language is letting other people know what you are thinking Language is understanding what the orator or writer is trying to say Whether it is sign language for the deaf Braille for the blind hieroglyphics speaking or the grunting of cavemen people have used language to communicate every day of their lives Then there is reading Reading is interpreting what someone has written and translating it into ideas so that one can become in tune with the writer and the ideas trying to be passed on Reading involves looking at something whether it is a word or picture and transforming it into ideas to be analyzed and understood Reading is looking at something and making the connection between the object being viewed and the thoughts trying to be conveyed Language involves communication of all kinds Although most deaf people cannot speak they talk with their hands and facial expressions They learn to communicate with each other through their own language The same goes for people of other countries and even cavemen and ancient ancestors Language is a series of sounds put together in order to pass ideas on to people Language and reading are directly related Without language there would not be reading For have we no language we have nothing to write and therefore nothing to read Reading exists because people used language to communicate Now How does communicating through language lead to reading one may ask Back in the day before gel-ink pens and mechanical pencils and chalk people spoke to each other Communication was strictly oral and consisted of speaking and making sounds A person can only tell a story so many times before he or she becomes sick of telling it It was then that people decided to use pictures and symbols to stand for words and put them down on substances such as stone and animal hides
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