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ALMOST all human languages trace back to a single root language, the United States' National Academy of Sciences (NAS) found after an exhaustive study, with one science blog claiming that the original pattern of human speech was much like that of the iconic Star Wars character Yoda.

The mother language is thought to have originated in East Africa about 50,000 years ago, Life's Little Mysteries reported, saying that language sounded like the miniature green Jedi, whose famous lines include "Mourn them do not. Miss them do not ... The shadow of greed, that is" and "Named must your fear be before banish it you can."

NAS found that the language would have ordered sentences as subject, object, verb (SOV) - meaning instead of saying "Williams loves Kate" in the subject, verb, object (SVO) order used in English, those who spoke the language would have said "William Kate loves." ...

read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/human-mother-tongue-like-yoda-speak/story-e6frfmvr-1226167340791


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 2011/10/17 1:09Profile
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 Re: United States National Academy of Sciences finds almost all human languages trace

This is a very fascinating topic! Many linguists have concluded that there was once a single original language. And, among the stories handed down in many different cultures, there are quite a number of accounts remarkably similar to the tower of Babel.


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 Re: United States National Academy of Sciences finds almost all human languages trace

Languages can be traced back to a single root language.

I accept that in accordance with scripture, Genesis 11.

Might have originated in East Africa.

Possible, since the garden of Eden had a river that went out of it to water the garden, and parted into four riverheads, Genesis 2v10-11.

The rest is man-made nonsense.

What has fiction got to do with fact? Jedi?

Scripture tells us that Adam was able to name the animals that God brought to him to name, Genesis 2v19.
So language did not develop. If anything, it is entirely dumbed down today, to almost animal like levels.

The possible hundreds of languages around today, God gave to us, and He understands everyone of them.

Let's accept what God Himself has said, rather than the questionable theories of men.

 2011/10/17 4:15Profile
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I think the Jedi reference was only a cultural reference point for English speakers made to show the structure of a SOV type of language. I wouldn't have trouble accepting that as fact, as that's the way they speak in Japan, and that's how even older English sounded at times. It doesn't mean that that structure is supposed to be less intelligent or dumbed down (though if they're evolutionists they might also believe that). Either way, if scientists are honest with the facts (and themselves), they'll always find that the Bible is 100% accurate.

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