Edith Altman


Remembering Forgotten Chatter

Psychologists say children can experience the emotion of  hate by age three.

Roman Jakobson as noted in Daniel Heller-Roazen's Echolalias


"... infants, he maintained, are capable of everything. Without the slightest effort, they can produce any - and all - sounds contained in human languages."



No limit can be set on baby's phonic powers.

Do you hear me?


Can you see me?


Do you know me?

Healing Legends


and the people all spoke one language, and he confounded the language into many languages.


The king said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. "Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech." So the king scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.…


An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane.

Language and Power


 Why does the world want to speak American English



 1.  it's the language of upward mobility

 2.  it's the language of trade

 3.  it's the language of the Internet



 4. to reduce violence and war through understanding

American English is the false language of the hopes of immigrants.

Reading, and audience speeches in Real Time

"...studies have shown that the young babies' babbling includes a wide variety of sounds, from virtually all the languages of the world – including some sounds that are not found in the language spoken around them. At that stage, the babies are doing some general practicing that will prepare them to learn English or French or Japanese or any other language."


Daniel Heller-Roazen; Echolalias