posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 02:34 AM
Imagine you not being able to think of a word or a sound to represent something.
It's pretty hard to do.
We've had the same brain for millennia and language is derived from our intelligence.
Why, if aliens or god gave us language, are there so many, and why is it an evolving thing? Why also, is it also so hard to sometimes get the meaning
across? Some people can speak eloquently and what is in their minds comes across to others, by how they relay it. Others can ramble for hours and say
Language is just a tool, like picking up a stick and banging it on a fellow human to say "lets have sex, lets fight, where's my dinner, do you like my
new all over body hair..."
If we were given the ability to speak a language from an unknown external influence, then it was by giving us intelligence, or our brain. The rest
came from that.
Animals communicate seemingly adequately in their environments. We don't understand them, nor they us. I'd think an alien race from another planet,
would be so vastly different to us that they'd communicate in a way absolutely incomprehensible to us.
Even if there is life on other planets capable of reaching us, there is absolutely zero chance that they would appear like humans, with eyes in the
front of their face, or faces on their heads. Or heads at all. So language would be something completely unique to their environment also.
edit on 20-4-2013 by winofiend because: (no reason given)