formiko wrote:Languages are also one of the greatest gifts God has given us.
Really? I thought eternal salvation and love are suppose to be his greatest gifts. And languages are a curse put upon the human race when the tribes were scattered at the tower of Babel, so they could never again be unified and work together again, or something like that.
I think he means LANGUAGE as a concept is a gift; as the verse says, the tongue were confused because man tried to build his own way to Heaven. So the concept of speech is a blessing; the fact that many tongues exist is not.
However, it's important to note that Jehovah turns curses into blessings all the time(The Joseph story, anyone?). So what was originally a punishment has turned into something good that gives every land its own flair, and teaches man that to reach a goal, you must work and learn.
Languages, from most fluent to more recent: English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin.