I just recently delved into a new Language [Latin] and this question ran through my mind. How does learning a language differ from learning just any other information? Certianly there is a different process that must take place for one to learn language and actually think in that language. While you are learning the language you relate the words to your language, you cannot "see" the meaning of the words in any other way. Once you have learned the language, however, you can then relate the words to that language and you no longer need your previous language to understand that language. I'm curious how this works.