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Autor:  Sidney
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Data:  02/JUL/2010 9:34 PM
Assunto:  the need for different languages
 
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Hi Alex,


According to the Bible it was the Babylon Tower they were trying to build. Then God decided to show his powers and made each man speak a different language so they couldn’t communicate. Just for the record, I believe in God but this story seems for little kids.

 

There’s a book called, Real Eve: Modern Man's Journey Out Of Africa, which talks about the migration of the mankind and then the appearance of new languages.

If we take the Latin by example, we can see that new languages arise as people move around. Latin started in Italy, as people were moving along to the western part of Europe new languages like French, Spanish and later Portuguese were created.

Also, there’s a series called, The History of Human Language by Teaching Company, I bought those DVDs and it explains how one language became the 6000 we have today.

 

 

I hope it helps,

 

 


Sid.

 


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the need for different languages  –  Alex  02/JUL/2010, 6:44 PM
 the need for different languages  –  Sidney  02/JUL/2010, 9:34 PM
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