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Why, the language of love, of course.
Something had to start the world turning.
A far more boring answer is: we don't know, and there are good reasons for thinking that we will never be able to know.
Historical linguistics has allowed us to reconstruct common ancestor languages of existing languages. Using written records of extinct languages, such as Latin and Sanskrit, we can robustly reconstruct ancestor languages up to around ten thousand years back.
This is especially true for language families, for which we have extensive historical written records, such as for the Indo-European language family, which includes Latin and Greek.
Beyond that, partly because language change is somewhat unpredictable over longer times, most linguists agree that there simply isn't enough information available. Because the earliest written records reach only about five thousand years back, this is never likely to change, either.
A few linguists disagree and claim to have reconstructed what is often called 'Proto-world', based on statistical analyses, but the foundations for this approach appear rather shaky.
by gramarye7 years ago
I notice there are no forum discussions under the applied linguistics - anyone want some discussions with linguistic focus?
by bridge2english8 years ago
Most language books are written by linguists for linguists. It is very difficult for linguists to understand the difficulties non-linguists have in learning a language. They cannot understand that what was easy for them...
by Obinna Donald Ogba8 months ago
Why are people able to speak a language, but cannot write or read it?
by Aya Katz9 years ago
Are we penalized on our hubscore when we post a comment in the language in which a hub is written to a Hubpage that is not in English written by someone else?
by Mahaveer Sanglikar5 years ago
What is the oldest living language of the world?
by liebeomi6 years ago
In what language should I write my hub `?
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