I think it was the natural progression from the guttural grunts that animals made. As humans evolved, and the brain became larger, the noises turned
into recognized sounds, which would then turn into a language over time.
But, the study of how languages develop is utterly fascinating. I recommend a book called "Mother Tongue", which charts out the progression of
modern languages especially English and European, from ancient ones. I'm afraid I don't oknow the author's name. I borrowed the book some time
From what I learned in school, the first recognizable language (written) was ProtoIndoEuropean. However, I don't think there is any particular person
or group that you could point to as the progenitors of language. It's also important to differentiate between written and spoken language. We have no
way of knowing what the first spoken language was since there can be no real record of it.
Some faiths are based on the belief that God ae us language and then the written word.
Im new school and like how american vernicular has dialects/slang. I never liked all the rules to language taught in english class. I learned more
about nouns,pronouns,verbs, ect. taking spanish in grade school than sitting in english class.
Well, just because they're deaf doesn't mean they're beyond comprehending english or any other language.
Just as we learn words by associating them with objects, they can do so as well. Pronunciation, etc., would be off, though, as they could not hear
themselves or others speak, and conceptualizing certain things would be difficult, I imagine.
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