One's native language structure affects one's world view (Linguistic Relativity)
Language: Complex system of communication used within a group of people.  To simplify this debate and avoid the introduction of irrelevant exceptions, we will only be talking about one's native language, or first acquired language.
And to clarify further, structure of language: The rules that govern a language (i.e., its grammar.)
World view/Conceptualization of world: fundamental cognitive orientation of an individual or society encompassing the entirety of the individual or society's knowledge and point of view. 
Resolution: The structure of a language affects the ways in which its native speakers are able to conceptualize their world.
(Pro will attempt to affirm the resolution. Con will attempt to negate the resolution.)
The first round of this debate will be strictly reserved for discussion of terms of debate and definitions.
Thank you (and only accept if you think you would be able to maturely handle this complex topic and willing to put in the research.)
I ask my opponent to forfeit because he has completely decided to change his whole position after I already accepted. Changing it to the position I hold.
What is worst of all, his change is based on my argument in my second last debate. He read my argument. And decided to change his argument to account for it, I know it because I am a practising philosopher and it’s my theory. Secondly it’s not fair to change the debate like that after somebody accepted. We don’t need this on DDO.
We know he is lying because
His copy and paste worked fine so he is completely lying. You can check out where his past comes from and see he is phony.
So the debate is over I don’t even want to debate with such a person, this is where he copying or should I say plagiarizing, his new position. I am sure he has some link that may be similar, but obviously he didn’t have it before and its directly in my debate that ended yesterday.
Please Vote Con by disqualification!!!
This the argument I gave
Language is a complex set of physical symbols used to communicate our ideas. That is every word is a symbol which presupposes an idea. In order for communication to take place the ideas which the word relates to must be similar in the speaker and interpreters mind.
That is language symbolized reality. It could only at best describe reality. But you cannot define anything into reality. To define a word is simply to assign a set of words, to another. (You have only changed symbols around) Unless this set of world symbolized some reality its useless and even harmful, if you take it as reality.
That is, just to assign a set of symbols to a symbol is circular if they don’t actually symbolize anything. E.g. I could define my computer as boot, but what was formally called computer remains the very same regardless of my definition. A subjective definition is useless because the purpose of language is to communicate objectively. Most people are not aware of what I am saying right now. This philosophy is as fresh as I speak it, its straight from the hill™.
Reality has its own attributes whether we like it, accept it, agree with it, believe in it, assert it, vote for it or not. All we do we can do with language is categories it and describe it. Reality could never be wrong but we could articulate it wrong.
I am forfeiting because I am not going to argue against my very own created theory. This is wack!!
Pls Vote Con by disqualification!!!
Okay. Thanks a lot. Looks like I'm going to have to start this debate again...
The_Fool_on_the_hill forfeited this round.
"I am forfeiting because I am not going to argue against my very own created theory. This is wack!!"
:Sorry, I copied and pasted my last debate, and the full links didn't copy...
:The structure of language is surely not "the only way to conceptualize them." Language strictly categorizes things around us that are inherently there, regardless of the concreteness of their language-based definitions... or whether or not a language-based definition even exists. The way we perceive things through our world view is certainly a separate concept. What I will strive to do in this debate is to bridge these separate ideas and try to form a relationship of causation between them.
Please vote Fool by disqualification. We dont need this kind of crap on DDO
The_Fool_on_the_hill forfeited this round.
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