First of all, I would like to introduce one of my favorite quotations.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
If you speak in the language you understand, the words reach the other person's head.If you speak in the mother language of the other party, the words reach your partner's heart.
This is a quote from the South African politician, Nelson Mandela.
I can sympathize with this maxim when I am studying abroad.
Well, the other day I borrowed a little word of this maxim, and did a tweet like this.
Machine translation has evolved in the last few years, but there are many translations that are still lacking in human touch.
So, I thought that there was still a sense of language learning for the purpose of "translating the human touch to reach the heart."
If it is an analogy in this blog
If you can understand. Translation of long articles → Machine translation Short self-Introduction column and title, such as the appeal point → human translation
It is a feeling like.It's good for machine translation and human translation.
However, I saw such a tweet today.
In short, "Three years later, machine translation begins to make a translation that reaches the heart."
After seeing this article, I said again, "what does it mean to learn a language now?I thought.
It is not fun to actually use it though there is enough meaning even just to learn the language by a hobby frankly.
So I tried to think again the meaning of learning a language by multiplying the language learning with the Islam which is my specialty.
Arabic for Muslims
Islam is a strong image of the Arabic language.
It is true that the life of a Muslim begins in Arabic and ends in Arabic language.
The Koran, a Muslim teaching book, is written in Arabic and must be read in Arabic by Muslims all over the world.
Also, while praying five times a day, we recite Arabic as a spell.
Therefore, it is essential for Muslims to pronounce Arabic correctly.
This is the only way to pronounce it yourself unless machine translation is embedded in your body.
Well honestly this is a memorization work, but it is also fledged language learning.
Why do Muslims read the Koran?
I wrote earlier, "Muslims read the Koran in Arabic," But why do Muslims read the Koran in the first place?I'll explain why.
The more you read the Koran, the better you can live in the afterlife.
So, there are a lot of people all over the world reciting the Koran packed with Arabic, which also has about 600 pages of Japanese dictionary size.
It's amazing.I still remember only five pages a minute.
For Muslims, reading the Koran is as important as a prayer.
For Muslims, there is still a sense of language learning.
Have a good day…. Asalamu'ara!