Happeh Theory is a collection of information about the construction and behavior of the human body. According to Happeh Theory, speaking the English language is unhealthy for a human being. Speaking English can literally lead to the development of various health problems, and more importantly in the opinion of this author, speaking English can inhibit or retard the growth of the Yin part of the body.
( For those that do not know what the word “Yin” means, it is a word associated with Yin Yang Theory. According to Yin Yang Theory the human body can be described in terms of Yin and Yang. It is the Yin part of the body that is harmed by speaking English. )
The reason why speaking the English language is unhealthy is very simple to understand. In order to speak English, the human body is forced to hold it’s breath constantly, and to clench or contract parts of itself in ways that can cause the development of health problems.
( EDIT: There are no illustrations for this blog entry. This material would benefit immensely by having illustrations added. )
The English language is dominated by consonants and words that end in consonants. A consonant is a letter that is called a “hard” letter like the letters “t”, “d”, “b”, “g”, etc. In order to speak a consonant the human body must clench or contract itself, and usually hold the breath for a short or long time depending on the consonant.
The easiest part of the body to notice where the clenching takes place is in the mouth and jaw. If the reader will say the letter “d” to themselves in slow motion, they should feel their tongue press against the roof of their mouth for a moment.
When the tongue presses against the roof of the mouth, the reader should feel their exhale stop because the tongue is blocking the flow of air. Blocking the flow of air builds up the air pressure behind the tongue. When the reader finally releases their tongue to say the letter “d”, they should feel air squirt out of their mouth because it is under high pressure.
The same process happens with some slight variation for all consonants. The mouth will close itself in the way necessary to say a particular consonant. Some part of the tongue will touch the roof of the mouth for a short or long time to block off the exhale and build up air pressure behind the tongue. The tongue will then be released and the mouth may or may not change shape, which allows the high pressure air behind the tongue to squirt out of the mouth.
The words in the English language and the way they are spelled can force an English speaker to hold their breath for maybe 50% of the time they are speaking. It is common sense that holding the breath is going to be unhealthy. The human body requires a clear, unobstructed, and constant flow of air to reach it’s peak strength and health.
It is equally common sense that clenching, contracting, or tightening the mouth in the way necessary to pronounce consonants, is going to produce physical tension in the mouth and head. That physical tension can cause or contribute to the development of health problems in the head and neck area.
The tension necessary to hold the mouth in a certain way to say a certain consonant is not limited to the mouth or head area. According to Happeh Theory the entire body is involved in speaking. There are particular areas of the body that are linked to the actions necessary to say different consonants. Constantly clenching those other areas of the body while speaking English, will cause health problems to develop in those areas of the body.
The reader might be wondering if there is any corroboration for the claim that speaking English is unhealthy for the human body. Yes there is. That corroboration comes from other languages spoken by human beings from other cultures.
Almost all human cultures other than English cultures speak languages that are vowel dominant or end in a vowel. A vowel is a letter that requires a constant flow of air to pronounce like the letters “a”, “e”, “i”, etc. To say the letter “a”, the mouth is opened wide so that air can issue from the throat in a large volume uninterrupted flow.
It is common sense that saying a letter that requires a constant flow of air to speak is going to require a lot of breathing. The individual must constantly breath air in so they have air available to push out in order to pronounce a vowel.
This is especially true for vowels at the end of words and sentences. Most sentences in most languages will hold some kind of emotional emphasis to them. Emphasizing a word or sound requires adding additional pressure to it.
By constructing a language so that certain words end in vowels, or certain sentence constructions always end in words that end in vowels, the additional pressure within the body that is produced when emphasizing a word is able to freely and completely exit the body, because the mouth is not blocked by the tongue when it is saying a vowel in the way it is blocked by the tongue when saying a consonant.
Many of these languages also pronounce consants differently than English speakers do. Consonants in English are usually pronounced in a short clipped way consistent with breath holding. When other languages pronounce consonants they will hold the consonant sound for some period of time, which allows the release of air and physical tension.
The above paragraphs may be hard to visualize. A simple demonstration of what is being said can be provided by using an example non English word that is spelled “Ai-yaa”. If the reader well say “Ai-yaaa” themselves, they will feel the large constant flow of air it takes to say the word. The reader should have to continuously exhale to say the entire word.
If the reader then says “Ai-yaa!” with an emphasis to it, they should feel the extra tension required to say the word with empahsis flows freely right out of their mouth, because the mouth is wide open when it prounounces the “a” and “y” of “Ai-yaa!”
The most well known language that is purposefully constructed to increase the health of a human being is the Chinese language. The Chinese language is full of vowels that require large volumes of air to pronounce. There are also consonant combinations in Chinese that require large volumes of air to pronounce.
Here is an example of a Chinese sentence.
“Shu-She Zai Na-Li”
All five sounds in this sentence end in a vowel which will require large volumes of air to pronounce. In addition, the consonant combination “sh” is frequently prounounced with a large exhalation of air. Like saying “shhhh” in English to tell a person to be quiet.
Chinese sentence structure is such that sentences in Chinese frequently end in words that end in vowels. Since it is natural to emphasize the last word of a sentence, the additional body pressure produced by any emotional emphasis easily and comfortably exits the body through the wide open mouth shape required to pronounce a vowel.
The reader who has experience with Chinese people should know exactly what the above paragraph is saying. The air pressure inside of Chinese people is so strong from speaking Chinese all of the time, that when they say the words at the end of their sentences with emotional emphasis, the amount and pressure of air exiting their mouth is so high it almost sounds like they are yelling.
The Chinese language is not just designed for health reasons related to releasing or diminishing excess pressure within the body. The Chinese language is also designed to develop the Yin part of the body, and it is designed so that it is easier or more comfortable for a human being with a strongly developed Yin part of the body to speak the language.
A strongly developed Yin part of the body will physically change the human body in certain ways. These changes make it more comfortable for the strongly Yin human being to speak a language like Chinese.
Another languge that is designed to help the speaker release excess air and physical pressure, designed to develop and strengthen the Yin part body, and designed to be comfortable for people with a strongly developed Yin part of the body to speak, is the Japanese language. Here is an example of a Japanese sentence.
“souridaijin wa naikaku kaizou o okonau”
As you can see, all of the words except the first one end in a vowel. In order to say each of those words the Japanese speaker must open their mouth and expel large amounts of air. The Japanese speaker will need to breathe regularly and deeply in order to have the amount of air necessary to prounounce all of those vowels.
Japanese people provide an example of human beings with a strong Yin part of the body, who find it uncomfortable or impossible to pronounce the unhealthy English language. Japanese people have trouble pronouncing the letter “l” and the letter “r” in English. That is because the changes that a strong Yin part of the body have made in their body, make it hard, uncomfortable, and even painful to pronounce those two letters.
One more language that requires lots of air and lots of healthy breathing to speak, that develops the Yin part of the body, and is comfortable for a human being with a strong Yin part of the body to speak, is the Spanish language. Here is an example Spanish sentence.
¿Dónde está la casilla de correo más cercana?
Every word but one ends in a vowel. The person speaking that sentence is going to have to breath in a lot of air in order to have enough air to say all of those vowels. The last word of the sentence ends in a vowel, so if the Spanish speaker wants to put some kind of emotional emphasis on the last word of their sentence, they can do that in a healthy way by expelling as much air as they want through the wide open mouth shape required to pronounce a vowel.
The Spanish language also has consonants that are held for some time when they are pronounced. Holding the consonant is different from making a short clipped consonant sound. When a human being holds a consonant sound, instead of the breath backing up and causing high air pressure in the mouth like it does with English consonants, the high pressure air can exit the Spanish speakers body in a healthy way via the nose.
Some Spanish speakers provide another example of human beings with a strong Yin part of the body, who have difficulty pronouncing the short clipped consonants of the English language, because of the changes that a strong Yin part of the body has made in them.
Some Spanish speakers are known for not being able to say the letter “b”. According to Happeh Theory the reason why some Spanish speakers cannot say the letter “b”, is because they have a strongly developed Yin part of the body. These Spanish speakers will say “v” instead of “b”, because it is more comfortable for their Yin developed body to say the “v” sound.
The Spanish speakers with Yin developed bodies who say “v” instead of “b” are usually from Spain. According to Happeh Theory, the reason the Spanish speakers in the Americas say “b” instead of “v”, is because they have been corrupted by their exposure to the English language.
Because Spanish speakers in America speak or are exposed to English speakers, their bodies have changed from the bodies of strongly Yin people of the Spanish speakers from Spain, into the more Yang bodies of speakers of English.
There should be a question on the minds of most readers after pondering the above information. That question should be, “If I start speaking Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, or another language designed for strongly Yin human beings, will speaking that language develop and strengthen the Yin part of my body, and make me physically and mentally stronger and healthier?”.
The answer is “Yes”. The time period will naturally be on the order of years for the reader to notice the changes in their body because the effects are subtle, and because it takes that long to learn to speak another language proficiently.
Any individual who is sincere about maintaining their body and their health at it’s peak condition, or who is interested in developing, strengthening, and maintaining the Yin part of their body, would seriously want to consider learning to speak Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, or any other vowel dominant language, perhaps for the rest of their lives.