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Lo, the Library Awaits

I have curled up with many books over the years. Once dusty tomes, these books are now bits and bytes on digital readers or on my computer screen. No matter what the form, books are a part of my life.

"A verb, then, is not just a word that refers to an action or state but the chassis of the sentence. It is a framework with receptacles for the other parts--the subject, the object, and various oblique objects and subordinate clauses--to be bolted onto."
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature - Steven Pinker

This is part of Steven Pinker's explanation of language from a micro view. In his argument, the way that we construct our language is tied into how we construct our world.