Languages, Symbols and Christmas

19 Dec

If language can be roughly the “restricted” capacity of human beings to expressaosSimbolosNatal feelings, sensations, transmit and transmit information, opinions or even the simple exchange of data today encoded and transmitted at a distance by electronic and digital devices, we can say that it differs from the word, because it is linked to a syntax and a norm.

Although linguistic studies allude to the sign or its in a triad that we can call signifier, sign and meaning, but this division proposes that the meaning and the signifier are united in a whole, for example, the sound of the word tree refers to the meaning of the which is a tree, but in the ontological sense the tree is independent of the sound, because it could be in Portuguese “árvores” or even the design of a pine tree or another tree.
The reason we are fixed in these linguistic meanings is historical, we have known until recently oral and verbal language, the pictorial and now the animated visuals are recent, although at the root of the writing is the pictorial, see the primitive paintings on the rocks.

The Christmas symbols, the decorated tree represents the tree of life and the pine tree as a symbol tree in colder countries where they resist the low temperatures, the garland that can have several adornments, appeared in ancient Rome, where it is also cold in this period, and believed to represent health, resistance to the cold of winter, with branches of trees (usually also pine), fruits, ribbons and even stones.
The garlands are also known as advent wreaths, but these are made from 4 candles that indicate 4 weeks of preparation, used in the advent time, in the case of Brazil colors are an allusion to the indigenous and black culture.
Of course, it should be the most important thing that is the crib of the boy Jesus, made for the first time by Saint Francis, who wanted to remember the poverty and delicacy of the boy Jesus, who does not fit the idea of ​​power and profit.

Then we allude to the symbolic language, from the Greek symballein of the Latin symbalum are the things that mark and aggregate, also the philosopher Leibniz defined the language as having a structure that combines symbols, called this form of Characteristic Universalis, and symbols used is special for this.


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