When studying German, I started to think in language and its relation to reality. The story I came up with is like this:
As we know we born with no language. The baby starts trying things. I suppose that the body reacts avoiding things with produce physical suffering as fire from the beginning. While growing up, the history acts on him. Parents teach the baby what to do and what not to do, learn languages and so on. In this sense, language is quite important in our lives: it gives shape to reality. So, language shapes reality, that is the idea. If this is true, experience shapes us but also language shapes experience.
Two different people will pay attention to different things in reality, and the awareness is different. So experience can be different not only because of our bodies but of our culture. Of course this is not restricted to people talking the different languages. Two different people will always have slightly different experiences (and I think that also reality is different for them).
Is this idea about language correct? Do you have anything valuable to say for helping to understand the problem?
Any bibliography -like an essay-will be greatly welcome.