If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart.” ─ Nelson Mandela

Understanding people, things and situations through language.

The Diacritics is a scholarly forum for understanding people, things and situations better through language. The world has changed thanks to the global Internet, travel and technology. Now more than ever before it is important to learn how to better navigate the languages of the world.

The word “Diacritics” originally came from ancient Greek διά (dia, through) and κρίνω (krinein, to separate).The term derives from the Greek διακριτικός (diakritikós, “distinguishing”).

Our goal is to inspire others to develop their own methods of distinguishing and rethinking languages for better communication within all cultures in the future.

In Defining Diacritics you will see how languages are now going through a metamorphosis, which will eventually change culture worldwide.

Not many people really understand language. What is language? reveals how language is a system that enables us as humans to acquire and use complex methods of communication.

Music as Language is fascinating research leading to the fact that the human brain is wired to process acoustic systems that are far more complicated than speech.

Using Native Language in the Home Environment. In parts of the United States, one out of ten family’s native language as something other than English. Far from being concerned that their children will be confused by growing up in a multi-language environment, families should embrace their heritage with their children. Their children’s English and assimilation into U.S. culture will both benefit. Language truly does start at home and homes start with house plans. Rather than adapt a cookie cutter home design, a house plan offers the ability for the home to reflect native style, comfort and history

Of course for anyone interested in Diacritics and language, we want you to know What to Read, and the Associations we participate in.

Our mission is to learn, discern, and grow. We hope The Diacritics will inspire you and others to develop rethink how language is changing, for better global communication in the future.