On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:

>> But language is tied to evolution, since we have evolved the ability
>> to speak, with large parts of the brain dedicated to this function.
> Parrots can speak too.

But they lack the genes encoding for a brain capable of human level
speech, regardless of the environment.

>> The particular language we speak ultimately depends on what random
>> proto-language sounds came out and were associated with objects and
>> concepts.
> Onomatopoeia is not random. Language is the opposite of random sounds, it is
> using sound intentionally to communicate feeling, thought, practical
> execution, etc. Randomness is a myth.

But there seems no good reason why the same animal should be called
"chien" in one part of the world, "perro" in another and "dog" in yet

Stathis Papaioannou

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