One of Humankind's greatest creations:
Language and Communication

An Introduction
    Notes
    (1) Peter and the Wolf Op. 67, a 'symphonic fairy tale for children', is a musical composition
    written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. The narrator tells a children's story, while the orchestra
    illustrates it.
    (2) TV series "Lie To Me"
    Putting it all together.

    Loudness often indicates powerful emotion (especially anger), but not always - some-
    times it is just to overcome ambient sound - but it can easily confuse the listener,
    especially when the person isn't well-known to them. Out of all the sound, movement,
    expressions mixed together, we decode the message, and in return "send" ours. It is
    hard work - which becomes even more difficult when the words and tone, do not
    "match the body language, facial expressions and the eyes. Hence, trying to detect
    "intention" also comes into play - for both parties.

    In addition to what I've included so far, is another  important component (or variable)
    is culture - it plays a huge role - because it effects how we interpret what the other
    person is saying (and vice versa). The better communicators we are, the better we
    become at determining what these combinations mean: some of them are cultural,
    and are somewhat specific to certain cultures - others are more universal. It takes
    experience to really sort them out.

    An example of how different "tones/sounds" convey different messages or moods is
    demonstrated in the 1936 classical music symphony by Sergei Prokofiev, called "Peter
    And The Wolf", where each instrument represents someone, or something, as well
    different "moods". This is well-illustrated in the video narrated  by David Bowie (1)
    While he narrates it, the orchestra "illustrates" what he is telling you.
    To get an idea of the interplay of the complex "mix" of it all, there is an old TV series
    called "Lie To Me", that illustrates how it works, how difficult it is to decode, and the
    various cues that are available to tell if someone is lying, or being misleading, or not (2).

    This essay is a work in progress: it will be expanded organically.
Dawn Cove Abbey
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    Language - especially verbal communication is one of the most profound creations of