If english is not your first language, please read the following article:
Quick overview - the author discusses how he relearned his first language - Czech, and it changed how he viewed his history. Basically when one speaks the native tongue of a land, it brings back different memories. It’s almost like when he discusses his past - in english, its like he is talking in the second person but relearning Czech brings back a flood of memories and feelings.
The author writes “When a childhood language decays, so does the ability to reach far back into your own private history. Language is memory’s receptacle. It has Proustian powers. Just as smells are known to trigger vivid memories of past experiences, language is so entangled with our experiences that inhabiting a specific language helps surface submerged events or interactions that are associated with it.”
So here is the question - for those of you who have a different first language other than english, when you speak in that language, does it trigger different feelings and memories?