Grammar is Philosophy

The phrase “grammar is music” means:

Grammar is a wonderful, mysterious transformative thing.

It is a wonder. It is wondrous. It makes me feel wonderful.
It is a mystery. It is mysterious. It leaves me speechless.
It is transformative. It transforms me. It is transformational.

Grammar is also philosophy.

Trying to describe grammar is like trying to describe life. The attempt to put it in words leaves one speechless as one gazes as the vast expanse of the reality of the thing, but occasionally an aphorism, a saying, a quotation from some previous thinker has a resonance, which rings true. Though most of the time, it is a mystery. It is too big to be described.

The root of the word “mystery” is the Greek verb “to be silent”.

German: schweigen
Japanese: damaru
English: to be silent (no single verb available in English; it uses an adjective leaning on a “be” verb)

but …………….. which………
though ……….., ……

So where do we start?

Grammar is Structure … and yet …

Grammar is structure and grammar has a vocabulary. Grammar goes deep into thought and philosophy and basic questions about existence while it is at the same time rooted in stupid obvious rules like:

The past was yesterday.
The present is now.
The future is tomorrow.

The Breadth of the Topic; it is huge!

In its breadth, grammar is like a huge string that stretches so far that one can get lost in different parts of it not realizing they are all connected somewhere.

The grammar of every human language is connected at a basic level because language is a product of thought and all humans think.

Thinking and perception are connected
. Let’s look at some basic grammatical concepts:

The Verb

The Adverb

The Particle

The Adjective

The Interrogative

The Preposition

The Noun

Link to verbal phrase activity

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