This is quite an interesting discussion point, while watching Marvin Minsky's 'The Society of Mind' lecture series in MIT OpenCourseWare.
To explain it through an example, for instance let us say you know how to speak the French language and in your mind, you develop your idea, speaking to yourself in the French language. This might bring up different ideas as compared to using the English language or your Mother Tongue.
From the looks of it, it does give that languages are codes with certain characteristic/meaning/connotation built into it. This translates to the possibility that you have a limited toolkit to begin with before building up your idea which the tools available definitely will determine how you share you ideas into a "David"...oops sorry too sensitive, "Thinker" perhaps.
Perhaps drawing might give a lot more free flow and less restrictions on the synthesis of ideas which means time to develop my drawing skills which...I am not that great sadly. This reminds me of a book titled "The Back of The Napkin". Maybe it is time for me to visit the book!
A good friend of mine from the AI Industry, MD from Primer.AI, Brian Lim shared with me the following research paper "The Role of Early Language Abilities on Maths Skills Among Chinese Children". I have yet to read through the paper but Brian brought out something interesting, as in in the Chinese Language, we stress the structure of tens strictly allowing the children to cross the chasm easily as compared to the English Language where we named "11" as eleven and "12" as twelve instead before going into "13" as thirteen which is still pretty vague.
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