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|Subject:||Age of a language|
How is the age of a language, without any written evidence,
Pidgins and creoles (and Esperanto, and even Klingon) don't come from totally nowhere either. Pidgins and creoles don't invent their words, for example. So they also have a long history, probably going back to our origins in Africa.
These origins look increasingly complex and increasingly distant, by the way.
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