we use the old to handle the new
this is how ancient languages (and most all languages are ancient)
handle the new modern world
this is how we all handle new information
in conversations: new, buffered via the old and familiar
this is how a learner handles a new language,
improvising towards the new
with whatever is old to them, familiar to them, easy to them, readily
used by them.
this is how we use the old to handle the new,
the familiar to handle the novel.
[it is your family, your elders, showing you how to go out into the bigger world of the unknown]