I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization. Frantz Fanon, (Black Skins, White Mask - 1952, trans. 1967)
Note: This quote influenced the naming of my blog, Morphological Confetti. "To speak" is to create like Abracadabra which is said to be an Aramaic phrase meaning "I create as I speak." I hope that you have enjoyed my creations. Merci, monsieur, Fanon. Merci.