I've got a small idea about how adult ponies' thought process is shaped by their language.
Anyone notice how most ponies don't seem to take their safety into their own hooves? I got a theory on that.
You know how in English, a grammatically correct sentence is "It is raining." ? Well, I was thinking that in Equish, that same sentiment is expressed by just saying "Raining."
The language of English sets people up with a sense of curiosity because it draws attention to the fact that there's a cause and effect going on. "It is raining." But what is "it?" Something is causing the rain. This thought exists in the back of people's minds.
Compared to Equish, which just accepts things at face value. "Raining." Which might as well be "rain is happening." Speakers of Equish are not given that extra push to question 'why' or 'how,' they just accept it. And if they just accept it, they're less likely to try and do anything about it. I'm thinking that this sense of 'just accepting it' is why ponies in Ponyville don't try to get on the offensive and burn down or fence off the Everfree Forest.
I'd like to hear your thoughts on how pony language, pony biology, and outside circumstances influence pony society.
...Sorry to bore you with this crap. I've had a bad day and this is my method of fishing for complements.