What we do with words and what words do with us
The name metaverbum was created shortly after the presentation of Mark Zuckerberg's Metaverse. I say the NAME because there was no concept, no goal, no success story in my mind that wanted to be written. The name metaverbum then became an idea that gradually began to take shape and is now growing steadily. metaverbum sees itself as a work/word in progress.
The development of metaverbum exemplifies what language is besides naming and describing, besides communication and explanation: (intuitive) expression, words that reflect and transform our thinking. It's not only us doing things with words – our words also do something with us.
metaverbum is about the continuous growth of our linguistic capacity and articulacy, which constantly changes our view of ourselves and the world. The larger our vocabulary becomes for our experiencing, the more differentiated we can assign what we perceive. metaverbum wants to extend and refine our linguistic awareness and our perception because we continuously grasp and shape our world through language.
metaverbum is inspired by the philosopher Charles Taylor and his study The Language Animal. Taylor emphasizes the transformative dimension of language, confirming what I have observed in my writing and conversations for over thirty years. metaverbum is also based on theoretical approaches of Paul Watzlawick, John L. Austin and Karl Bühler.