This week in my Introduction to Language Study course my professor introduced us to the idea of linguistic creativity (also called linguistic productivity). The term refers to the ability of humans to create an infinite number of sentences within the framework of the grammar and words they know. An infinite number. Let that sink in.
Dr. Shields asked us, “What is the only thing that keeps you from uttering an infinite number of sentences?”
The answer? Death.
But as a Christian my heart is thrilled. I will live forever. And I will never run out of new sentences to utter in Heaven!
Humans truly are designed for eternity.