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the origin of language

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jessica estrada

on 15 October 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli The origin of the languages the theories about the origin of the languages what are the origin of languages?

Where the languages come from?

They all are originated from one original language?

Which is the first language? Theories about the origin Scientific theories The theories about this the most popular theories Jessica estrada One of the big problems hindering the study of this topic is the lack of direct evidence philologists cause intrigue the
fact that there are so many
languages, and they are skeptical
that arose spontaneously So, there have been two basic explanations, scientific and religious, which experts refuse to believe religion and mythology Babel (Genesis)


Te divine Source The mama theory

onomatopoeia theory

The 'mother tongues' hypothesis conclusion The genesis theory

according to the Bible, in the story of the eleventh chapter of Genesis, there was a man named Nimrod, who wanted to build a huge city in which all persons residing together, the fact that humanity were grouped in one place was contrary to purpose of Yahweh. attentive to be scattered throughout the land. To avoid Yahweh (Jehovah) "confused the language of all the earth, and from there spread over the face of the whole earth." The mother theory
Theories of monogenesis do not necessarily derive from religious belief. Many modern scholars believe in a theory of monogenesis that has come to be called the Mother Tongue Theory. This theory holds that one original language spoken by a single group of Homo sapiens perhaps as early as 150 thousand years ago gave rise to all human languages spoken on the Earth today. As humans colonized various continents, this original mother tongue diverged through time to form the numerous languages spoken today
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