posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:32 PM
That's a difficult one to really deduce to a logical order.
I suppose that with my excellent memory and recollection abilities, re-experiencing my early development leads me to believe that in an evolutionary
sense that syntax was first used for emotive communication such as wanting your "ma" or "da". Of course though I remember saying my first words
out of a desire to communicate like my parents in a monkey-see-monkey-do fashion. So, really, based on personal experience it's really hard to
If you think in an evolutionary sense when primitive humans were still animals exploring vast plains in groups it may have dawned on them in an
internal sense as a recognition mechanism that "hey i'm with these several other apes so everyone is accounted for." Being that emotional bonding
is a mammalian trait, if say, one of the apes were missing, it might have, before spoken language had developed, been possible that the worried apes
who know there are one less of them now could have conceivably developed the memory required to know the number of apes, if not in a sequencial method
(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) it would have been in a pattern or a geometric memory system. Such as there were 7 apes before, one out front and three rows of
two. The shape of our group has changed, therefore danger, something ate our monkey friend.
Being that this is hard to put into words maybe this doesn't make sense to you and perhaps I will come back another day to clarify this messy