language may range from anything human beings can interpert such as mandarin spanish portuguese french cantonese english or anything activity such as martial arts and weight lifting. communicating with language is different than other because with humans tend to communicate with words by speaking rather than just a symbol which interperts humans beings in photographic sense such as school sign or construction sign. symbols and icons are related to language because most symbols and icons represent settings and events in most cases such as billboards which advertises concerts and food. graphic design is communicating by having headline and tagline in advertisements to get the message out to a wider audience. language has changed historically by having new grammar rules and it varies accents depending on language spoken for example hong kong was originally british territory of the united kingdom english words are mixed with cantonese that are still being used after colonization is over. the relationship between language and design is no different because as long as people understand what the audience wants thats all that matters, design and language can accomplish things equally.