There are lots of ways to communicate.
Talking is one method – but it’s only one way, of many.
If you’ve ever visited a foreign country where you didn’t speak the language, you’ve probably used quite a few different methods to get your point across.
Gestures, a quizzical look, a shrug, pointing to a map, or writing the name of a street...
Without saying a single word, you can convey thoughts and questions, such as “I’m staying at this hotel for 3 nights” or “Can you give me directions to the Van Gough Museum?”