Hello Dr. Ramakrishnan!
That was a fascinating description of the way we use language inspired by the Vedic tradition, certainly not considered by me before. I understood you intuitively, though. I grew up with English, a complex, nuanced language I always saw as a basic and at times clumsy tool for communication. It was not until I studied Latin and to a lesser extent Greek that I realized how language itself could become a means of knowledge. The simplicity and precision of these ancient languages allowed me to reflect on the world and myself in a new, clear light. I was introduced to the fascinating world of true meaning behind the common sounds we speak, simply reflecting on words such as amicitia, iustitia, and deus.
It is this ability to guide one's thoughts by one's language that is gained in learning ancient languages, which saddens me when I think of how few American students are in Latin classes these days. I still regard English as a means of communication, but can enjoy a retreat into meaningful contemplation through the words of Plutarch and Cicero.
I thank you for your wonderful discussion, and hope to speak again soon.