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How did people invent words and letters?

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It's been speculated that psychedelic mushrooms and/or entheogenic plants may have played a role in developing language and that these may have at least been part of the 'missing link' between early hominids and homo sapiens. But I would agree with what's already been said about assigning certain letters and symbols to certain sounds. There's apparently about only 40 sounds that the human race can vocalize and these 40 sounds are what created the thousands of known languages.

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this is a hard question

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That's why I asked it :)
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yea i also want answers for this
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lol wow,so frickin' helpful...
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It depends. If you mean the English language, most of it was derived from Latin and Greek words, but also a lot of other languages.

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Yeah but I just want to know how words were made, even the first ones ever made
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Ah, okay. Well through evolution, we have created ways of communication. Pictures were used at first, to show what you were writing about. Nobody is really sure how the first words were made, but essentially they were created by people naming certain things with certain sounds.
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I guess they associated a symbol of some sort to a sound, and figured out how those symbols and sounds combined would be able to represent different things...
It gets very complicated from that point on, but that's just a general idea.

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Civilization. In Ancient Mesopotamia, there were little guys named "scribes" they wrote the Mesopotamian language called "cuneiform"

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One day, a caveman dropped a rock and said, "Ow!"
That was the start of something spectacular.....Welll, that's what I think.

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so a guy yelled "ow!' in pain, and it started a whole language with millions of words?
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There could be many guesses why, these are just one of them.
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lol this is hilarious
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I WAS THINKING that way,so,had it been a first moment of his weakness ? :))
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People used drawings and signals to express themselves before they invented words and letters. As always change is the only thing that remains constant in this universe

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We got them after our ancient ancestors used drawings and symbols to communicate, that later lead to the letters and numbers and words

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gunguy123

god

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That's a nice simple way to say it.
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frihulo.
Just like that (;

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God

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We still invent words and change the meanings of words. It never stops. Separated peoples put a variance or accent on a word. Over time, it becomes unrecognizable to its original pronunciation. Winners of wars force their language onto the conquered.
I was told, Native Americans called the wild geese ka-honk. That's a more descriptive sound/name to call them. Human nature is to put a name to something new. Or invent a name to confuse everyone else i.e. call the next teenage girl a "sprink" and see what kind of a response you get. I just invented the word and have no idea what it might mean.

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Sprink?? lol I love it. gonna use it on my neices 1 yr old daughter and see where it goes..............
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First, it started with prehistoric humans, also known as cavemen, they would talk which sounded like gibberish. Then, the ancient time took over creating writings on walls, kind of like cave wall writings. Next, we get into the 1440's where a professor decides to make lettering and numbers, and that is what we use today.

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Good Lord. I pray for the survival of all language professors, because HERE'S DERPY!!!!
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ILoveJustinBieber629

cavemen.

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