I often use an excuse for not exercising my French skills in Montreal that goes something like, well I can’t say exactly what I mean to say. In English, I can say what I want more effectively. But this isn’t true. Speaking in a different language often forces one to use less words (from their limited vocabulary) to say what they need. One must be much more direct and to the point in a different language. In truth, I am less willing to speak up en francais because I am afraid to say exactly what I want to say.
Language has an incredible dual purpose of opening up many unknown worlds to us, and then craftily masking others.
We are never truly “limited” by any language. It’s up to us how we choose to use it.