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The 800 sounds of human language

This article (behind a paywall) in the latest issue of Scientific American notes that all human languages combined have about 800 sounds, while individual languages have about only about 40 sounds. 147 more words

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History of the English Language

This beautiful graphic shows that English extends far from any Anglo Saxon and Romance language roots into Indo-European, Finnish and Germanic languages. There are over 400 languages in total… 397 more words


Indian Prehistory ... Myth and Reality

If you open any book on world history and look up the Aryan Migration Theory (AMT), you will almost certainly land up on the chapter describing the ancient history of India. 2,416 more words


Languages of the World: Afrikaans

Afrikaans is the youngest language in the world. The birthing process of a language takes a bit longer than 9 months. Afrikaans started making an appearance somewhere in the middle of the 18th century but was only granted official recognition in the early 20th century. 1,033 more words


The Origin of Languages

Have you ever wondered about where languages came from? How is it that the world is filled with so many different languages, something like 6500 of them? 838 more words


Ancient DNA adds a piece to the PIE

By Wolfgang Haak

It’s no secret that the history of mankind has a fascination for me. As a boy, I used to make bows and arrows, spears and stone tools, hung out in the large woods behind our house in the German countryside, and read books about Stone Age mammoth hunters of Europe (I won’t mention the loincloth I made of rabbit skins). 1,049 more words

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