History of Language – A prompt I can actually sink my teeth into!


The daily prompt today is: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/history-of-language/.

Which language’s history should we delve into today?  Man’s first attempts at communicating by grunts and hand motions?  This happened long before Christ was ever born on this planet.

The world’s oldest undecipherable writing system known as proto-Elamite, has its roots in what is now Iran and dates from 3,200 to 3,000 B.C.!

The American Indians had their own well developed languages long before Columbus ever made his purported discovery.  When the English migrated to North America, the Indians fought for what they correctly determined to be protection of their lands.  Unfortunately, they ended up losing the battle of keeping their culture pure!

My great grandfather on my father’s side of the family immigrated to the US from Germany at the ripe old age of 12.  He spoke absolutely no English when he left his home.  By the time I was born, he spoke English fluently!  He had started a family farm that is still in existence today.  Amazing things can be started by people who didn’t realize they had any limits on what they can achieve in life.

In high school, I took a year of classes on the French language.  The next year, our school changed to offering Spanish, instead of the French I had been studying.  Since most colleges required two years of foreign language classes to enter, had to change to Spanish.  Now, I can speak neither one!  Waste of time and money on the school’s part.  On the positive side, am able to understand many different spoken languages due to the fact they all originated near each other in creation.

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