Tani: I was telling Melissa about our discussion about beggars and she said mimes don't need language! Haha I think we should bring that up next week. :)
Me: of course mimes need language!
Tani: When's the last time you heard or even saw a mime use language? I mean I guess they have to communicate ideas, but they do it completely through...miming. I can't believe we're even discussing this. People must think English teachers are so weird. :)
Me: well what about sign language? mimes are not that different. language really is just communication...and mimes communicate, and they even communicate through a shared code, or language, of mimes.
Me: also, yes we are so weird
Tani: Okay true I see your point. But the real question is, do they need grammar?
Me: hmmmm good question...if grammar is simply the conventions of a language then yes...just like a beggar needs grammar. mimes need to know the limits and channels in which their communication can flow...but then again that might just be intuitive bc it hits on human nature and experience. k we really are so weird
Tani: Seriously. But I'm probably going to be thinking about this all afternoon now...
Me: i actually love it...which makes me even weirder
Tani: I guess that's why we are going to be English teachers, huh?
Me: yep! #bestjobslashhardestjobever
What do you think?
Do mimes need grammar???