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Subject: Age of a language
Question: How is the age of a language, without any written evidence,
determined?

Reply: 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.

Anthea

Reply From: Anthea Fraser Gupta      click here to access email
 
Date: 27-Oct-2012
 
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