If I need to teach a child English without the use of any other language, how and where should I start?
- Repeat 2-6?
I need an order that would perfectly flow downwards with each element in the order not depending on anything that comes next to it the ordered list, such that executing the list (including repeat steps) on a machine would make the machine have the whole of that language.
This question is strongly linked with programming and is based on my assumption that it is possible to learn a language without a base language possible, at least after assuming the learner has the capability to see, hear, mimic (and most other basic things that a child can do) what teacher does. If this is wrong, directly refute it
Maybe you can see the question in this way,
"How does a child first learns a language?" and if that is partially supported using signs, then question would be
"How does a child learn the sign language?". I can't think of how exactly I did, all I know is that I have just learn it.
I'm after how exactly we learn the very first language without any base; knowing this would help me understand why animals couldn't do it the way we can, and more importantly it helps me build a machine that can possibly build the language within itself without the need for seed vocabulary and rules.
* From most real-world examples we can see that the child learns the words much before it actually learns the alphabets, so words come first? or is there anything that it learn even before learning words? Correct the order and include whatever I missed.
EDIT: Since the order seems to differ for different languages, consider the language to be taught as English.