Friday, July 15, 2005

Lingua Franca

Have you ever noticed how we all construct sentences in more or less the same way? Yeah, I know this sounds funny. "I mean, give me a break here – constructing sentences the same way?" This has got to be the silliest thought ever, huh?

But just think. We humans speak countless languages across the globe, each originated and evolved over thousands of years in a thousand different places... at different times even. But how come most languages have the same way of expressing themselves? Not commonplace sentences like 'how are you, thank you, what is your name' etc, but even proverbs, colloquial phrases. I guess it has something to do with Adam and Eve, huh? Yeah. According to linguists, the origination of the human species has got a lot to do with this simple yet intriguing thought. Whether it be a simple greeting, or a complex abusive sentence containing a lot of ‘f’s and ‘b’s, our sentences are constructed the same, with the same adjectives and verbs. Hmmmm...Well, just a fleeting rant. Have a great weekend, y'all.

7 comments:

GratisGab said...

Adam and Eve did a whole lotta damage, non? ;)

manuscrypts said...

hmmm, constructive post!! :)

aqua said...

hmmm..interesting point to ponder upon. :)

sanguine said...

interesting ...

n LOL @ last post. your wife dreams the whole episodes . i myself am weird. i complete my dreams . that is i pick up from whr i left ( in case i wake in the middle of it )and complete it :D

phatichar said...

gabby: They sure did...but hey, thanx to them, we're here, talking, writing, communicating today, hmm?

manuscrypts: thanx .. :)

aqua: :)

sanguine: hehehe

J said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmm

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