That's a terrific question that is quite
complicated to answer and remains an ongoing
research area. Current research suggests that
babies are born with the capacity to think about
objects before developing language to describe
these objects. However, the specific language
that we think in may influence the way we
experience, or at least describe, the world around
us. Because languages vary, this can influence
how people speaking different languages may
perceive their world. Researchers are also
interested in understanding how animals other than
humans think, since no other species has a
language system like our own.
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