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"Language is by its very nature a communal thing..."

Long quote:

"Language is by its very nature a communal thing; that is, it expresses never the exact thing but a compromise - that which is common to you, me, and everybody."

Thomas Ernest Hulme (1883-1917) English writer

by its very nature (expression): inherently; by definition
communal (adjective): shared (by everyone)
express (verb): communicate; say
compromise (noun): an approximation; a middle state between two ideas
common to: shared by; agreed by

Contributor: Josef Essberger