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Evolution of Language | Curious Questions with Answers | Educational Videos by Mocomi Kids


Language developed as the human species evolved. Development of language sets us apart from
our closest relatives, the chimpanzees. No other natural communication system is like
human language. Human language can express thoughts, convey
information, ask questions and give orders. In contrast, animal can only communicate immediate
issues such as food, danger, threat, or reconciliation. So how did language begin? Did a bunch of cavemen hold a conference and
decide to make up language? Obviously not. One theory is that hominids (our human ancestors)
started by grunting, hooting and crying out, and this gradually developed into the language
we use today. But apes could grunt and hoot as well. Why did their grunting not evolve into a ‘language’? Because 6 million years ago the hominid and
chimpanzee lines diverged. The size of the hominid brain increased and
developed over time, while chimpanzee brain remained the same. Another theory is that language began as sign
language and then switched to the vocal modality Some have also argued that language evolved
independently in different parts of the world. However, a recent study shows that all languages
in the world evolved from one prehistoric language first spoken in Africa tens of thousands
of years ago, and then spread across the world with the migration of our ancestors when they
left Africa 70,000 years ago. So, do languages stay the same over the generations? Languages change as they are handed down from
generation to generation due to change in culture and influence of other languages. That is why the English spoken in the Elizabethan
Era is way different from the English we speak today. The subject of language and its evolution
is still undergoing lively investigation among linguists, psychologists, and biologists.

15 Replies to “Evolution of Language | Curious Questions with Answers | Educational Videos by Mocomi Kids”

  • Language itself can evolve, and in fact, it still is. This can be seen anytime new words or slang is created. However, an evolving existing language is not the same as acquisition of a first language via evolution. The first primitive speakers could not have acquired the first primitive language from evolution. The paradox of Genie Wiley and the Critical Period Hypothesis indicate that if a child does not receive the necessary stimuli prior to the onset of puberty then the child will never be able to acquire a language. What does this mean? Most children receive the necessary stimuli from family members or friends of family. It was the same for the children's parents; and it was the same for the parents of the parents. But if you trace it back far enough, through thousands of generations, you finally come to Person Zero. Person Zero is a person incapable of speaking that will give birth to Person One, the first speaking person. Person Zero would have been incapable of providing Person One with the necessary stimuli for Person One to achieve language acquisition because person Zero could not talk. This violates all of the current scientific evidence for acquisition of a first language. So how did Person One learn to speak?

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  • How did language start with a character then a word, then Two words etc., You can't communicate with two words… It will take a miracle to come up with one working set of words for a language. Therefore language did not evolved there were several working sets all at once for different cultures. What we mistook for evaluation of language is really just diversification of an already working language.

  • There are more than 2000 languages …don't tell me that Adam and Eve ,learnt there kids all these languages …so how the he'll human learnt all these language ? If you smart enough answer me

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