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Flash Post 165!

Flash Post 165!

Button, have you ever wondered how, where, why and when languages took birth?

What do you mean?

I mean it couldn’t have simply existed or dropped from the heavens! Someone, a scholar perhaps, must have designed the alphabets and added phonetics to each of them. Who framed words with those alphabets? And, thereafter, phrases, sentences and paragraphs? You don’t think this entire process is puzzling and fascinating at the same time? Doesn’t it make you wonder?

It  actually does. Coming to think of it, it is indeed fascinating.

The reason that you and I are having this conversation is because someone created language. I’m also more or less sure that languages initially began with just a few simple words and their bank grew. When I point out to you fresh words added to the dictionary every year the wealth of the word bank increases.

Supposing, for instance, languages didn’t happen, what do you think humans would do then?

But every living species has a way of communicating. Perhaps we humans would have found an alternate way. You know that all kinds of sea life communicate in a language that is theirs alone. Primates on land express themselves in their own language through grunts, sign language and through their eyes.

When we hear the seas and oceans grumble, do you think it is the lives underneath that are conversing, speaking in loud tones or even fighting?

Possibly. I also feel that when larger sea animals fight, the waters get ruffled more leading to bigger waves and even tsunamis.

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