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The Wonderful World of Words - The Babble of Apes or Inspired by God - Bill

The Wonderful World of Words - The Babble of Apes or Inspired by God - Bill

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Questions:

Where are we to believe that the ability to move our tongue and share and speak words like, “I love you”, came from?

And when did human beings posses the ability to speak these words one to another?

And how did it happen?

And why did it happen?

What is the story, what is the history of language, of spoken words?

Did language evolve from the “OOOH, OOH, AAAH, AAAH” of apes to the “Uhhh urgh ugh” of cavemen and then towards the elegant language of Shakespeare, or, is language a divine, beautiful gift from above, from God?

And how did this word “word” come to be named “word”? Where did even the word “word” come from? Did we simply stumble across the word “word” by accident? Did man invent the word “word”? Or did we take a vote on it, sometime in the distant past, or, is there a divine inspiration behind the word “word”?

And how did the words that I am writing to you right now and the words that you are reading this moment come to have even the meanings that you and I have for them, and the spellings that we have for them, and the pronunciations that we have for them?

These are the types of questions that not only I, but many a person, both schooled and unschooled, linguist and laymen, creationist and evolutionist, and people from all other faiths, have pondered and debated through the passages of the ages.

As one would suspect, the beliefs and opinions that these questions raise vary on every side and this book will objectively present the quest for the evidence, for the facts, for the truth.

And Then More Questions

Further and other more specific questions that will be looked into to resolve the mystery of language include the following:

What others ideas and theories from ancient times up until today have been proposed by philosophers and linguists on the origins of language and the diversification of language?

Is the origin of language still a “mystery” to evolutionists and linguists of today?

Is language unique only to humans?

Has there ever been a language less community?

What do the archaeological findings reveal about the worlds oldest languages? Do the findings support the evolution of languages theory or do we see that the oldest languages are as fully developed and as sophisticated, if not more, then our modern languages?

What does the Bible have to say in regards to the origins of language, is it attributed to being a gift from God?

Did God create the worlds by speaking words?

Did the Word, God, have to teach Adam and Eve language, or, were Adam and Eve speaking to their creator from the very day that he created them ?

What is the significance of the tower of Babel story, as told in Genesis 11 of the Bible, in relation to languages? Does this story help to account for the thousands of languages that exist today?

Are there similar legends and myths of the tower of Babel story in other ancient writings?

Are there similarities between today’s thousands of languages?

Are humans programmed, “hardwired” for language? Are humans born with built in “universal grammer”?

Does the human brain contain special areas devoted to language?

What does the study of the Bible identify as the first language as ever being spoken?

Has this language of Adam and Eve, what is often referred to as the language of Eden or the Adamic language, been preserved, and is it still being spoken today?

Is there consensus in regards to what this first language is, if not, what other languages have been thought to be as being the language of Eden?

What is the modern day evidence that is leading many prominent creationists, evolutionists, and linguists into the believing in the monogenesis of language (that there was once a “mother tongue” or “proto-world or Adamic language”)?

Why is the work done by Isaac Mozeson in regards to tracing the etymology of English words challenging some linguists to re-think the Bible’s story of the tower of Babel and the belief of a “mother tongue” as being true?

...
Questions:

Where are we to believe that the ability to move our tongue and share and speak words like, “I love you”, came from?

And when did human beings posses the ability to speak these words one to another?

And how did it happen?

And why did it happen?

What is the story, what is the history of language, of spoken words?

Did language evolve from the “OOOH, OOH, AAAH, AAAH” of apes to the “Uhhh urgh ugh” of cavemen and then towards the elegant language of Shakespeare, or, is language a divine, beautiful gift from above, from God?

And how did this word “word” come to be named “word”? Where did even the word “word” come from? Did we simply stumble across the word “word” by accident? Did man invent the word “word”? Or did we take a vote on it, sometime in the distant past, or, is there a divine inspiration behind the word “word”?

And how did the words that I am writing to you right now and the words that you are reading this moment come to have even the meanings that you and I have for them, and the spellings that we have for them, and the pronunciations that we have for them?

These are the types of questions that not only I, but many a person, both schooled and unschooled, linguist and laymen, creationist and evolutionist, and people from all other faiths, have pondered and debated through the passages of the ages.

As one would suspect, the beliefs and opinions that these questions raise vary on every side and this book will objectively present the quest for the evidence, for the facts, for the truth.

And Then More Questions

Further and other more specific questions that will be looked into to resolve the mystery of language include the following:

What others ideas and theories from ancient times up until today have been proposed by philosophers and linguists on the origins of language and the diversification of language?

Is the origin of language still a “mystery” to evolutionists and linguists of today?

Is language unique only to humans?

Has there ever been a language less community?

What do the archaeological findings reveal about the worlds oldest languages? Do the findings support the evolution of languages theory or do we see that the oldest languages are as fully developed and as sophisticated, if not more, then our modern languages?

What does the Bible have to say in regards to the origins of language, is it attributed to being a gift from God?

Did God create the worlds by speaking words?

Did the Word, God, have to teach Adam and Eve language, or, were Adam and Eve speaking to their creator from the very day that he created them ?

What is the significance of the tower of Babel story, as told in Genesis 11 of the Bible, in relation to languages? Does this story help to account for the thousands of languages that exist today?

Are there similar legends and myths of the tower of Babel story in other ancient writings?

Are there similarities between today’s thousands of languages?

Are humans programmed, “hardwired” for language? Are humans born with built in “universal grammer”?

Does the human brain contain special areas devoted to language?

What does the study of the Bible identify as the first language as ever being spoken?

Has this language of Adam and Eve, what is often referred to as the language of Eden or the Adamic language, been preserved, and is it still being spoken today?

Is there consensus in regards to what this first language is, if not, what other languages have been thought to be as being the language of Eden?

What is the modern day evidence that is leading many prominent creationists, evolutionists, and linguists into the believing in the monogenesis of language (that there was once a “mother tongue” or “proto-world or Adamic language”)?

Why is the work done by Isaac Mozeson in regards to tracing the etymology of English words challenging some linguists to re-think the Bible’s story of the tower of Babel and the belief of a “mother tongue” as being true?

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