Origen de la lengua

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The search for the origin of language
We can find two different theories the scientific and the religious
1. The scientific theory tell us about
The origin of language, known in linguistics as glottogony[1] refers to the acquisition of the human ability to use language at some point during the Paleolithic.
The main difficulty of the question stems from the fact that it concerns adevelopment in deep prehistory which left no direct fossil traces and for which no comparable processes can be observed today.[2]
Since children are largely responsible for creolization of a pidgin, scholars such as Derek Bickerton and Noam Chomsky concluded that humans are born with a universal grammar hardwired into their brains. This universal grammar consists of a wide range of grammatical models thatinclude all the grammatical systems of the world's languages. The default settings of this universal grammar are represented by the similarities apparent in creole languages. These default settings are overridden during the process of language acquisition by children to match the local language. When children learn language, they first learn the creole-like features more easily than the featuresthat conflict with creole grammar.[8]
2. The religious theory says
The Babel tower
According to the bible the entirely world has just one language and the same words when the people left the from Canaan in search of the promise land, but one day they say let’s make some bricks that serve us as basement and then let’s make a tower which roof can touch the sky then this building stop us to bedisperses over the earth.
But good descend from heaven to see what they have done and he says now they are just one country and they speak one language but when they descend they will go over the earth they will stop this building and the language that they speak do not will be understand from one to the other.
But now we the two theories’s how we can start our knowledge of the French languageWell we will start by meeting the alphabet and that is going to give us our first knowledge of the language.
The Phoenicians who came with Cadmus-amongst whom were the Gephyraei-introduced into Greece, after their settlement in the country, a number of accomplishments, of which the most important was writing, an art till then, É think, unknown to the Greeks. At first they used the same charactersas all the other Phoenicians, but as time went on, and they chanted their language, they also changed the shape of their letters. At that period most of the Greeks in the neighborhood were Ionians; they were taught these letters by the Phoenicians and adopted them, with a few alterations, for their won use, continuing to refer to them as the Phoenician characters-as was only right, as thePhoenicians had introduced them. The Ionians also call paper 'skins' [papyrus]-a survival from antiquity when paper was hard to get, and they did actually use goat and sheepskins to write on. Indeed, even today many foreign people use this material. In the temple of Ismenian Apollo at Thebes in Boeotia I have myself seen cauldrons with inscriptions cut on them in Cadmean characters-most of them not verydifferent from the Ionian.1
But [Kadmos], bringing gifts of voice and thought for all Greece, made tools that echoed the tongue, mingling vowels [azyga (things that exist in isolation)] and consonants [syzyga (things that connect)], all in a row [stoichedon] of integrated harmony. He rounded off a gravent [grapton] model of speaking silence, having learned the ancestral mysteries of the divineart.2
The alphabet is a form of writing whose elements represent the actual sounds of the spoken word. The alphabetic signs, which represent single phonemes, when combined, "translate the aural, invisible elements of human speech into graphic, visible signs."3 The first alphabetic script in Greece4 developed in the late ninth or early eighth century BC, forming the Hellenic alphabet. The great...
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