BBCA was showing the "Darmok" episode of TNG this morning so we decided to watch it. This was the first time for both of us and I have to say it really is as astoundingly good as everybody says it is. But WinnieTheWoot had a question that I just couldn't answer.

If the Tamarian language is based entirely on metaphors drawn from stories how do children learn the stories in the first place to understand the metaphors?