oooo-ar! Alcohol & other intoxicants certainly seem to improve one's language & communication capacities at the time of being intoxicated, or is this just delusion? After a couple of continental measure vodkas, my spanish is absolutely feckin impeccable, amigo! Or again with psychedelics/MDMA there's always that communal interconnected feeling with others (esp. with others on the same 'trip' ) It's something that transcends words, goes back to that primal ISness.
Even if we don't speak a word of someone's language, we can still get on & get by with gestures & expressions - even understand what their saying in context.
I was interested to read in Rudgley's Lost Civilisations of the Stone Age that some barmy linguists are trying to trace & classify the supposed original Ur-lanuage of us humans. Very debatable & probably unknowable, but they came up with certain basics like: water, fire, he, she etc that seemed to have exactly the same root sound in a massive variety of language groups. Ak-wa being water ( can't remember the others off-hand)
Yes, we do all speak the same language, after all we're all human with the same basic needs of love, food, shelter, knowledge, contentment and so on...
interesting language website:-
learn basics of over 70 different wierd & wonderful languages, with sound files to hear pronunciation!