If you know me at all, you know my answer is a resounding Yes! It's interesting that this connection, between the language one speaks and how one views the world, is being drawn more frequently. This recent NY Times Article highlights more of the work being done in the field.
If the language one speaks affects how you view the world, isn't it natural to conclude that the words used in your thoughts (whatever your language), affects how you are in the world? Buddhism, Don Miguel Ruiz, and Byron Katie, to name a few, have been expounding this conclusion for years. Is science only now catching up?