• Categories

  • Most Popular Questions

  • Recently Viewed Questions

  • Recent Answers

    How To Make a Digita… on What does a frequency of 100 H…
    Daigrepont on Can an earthquake cause air tu…
    Benedict on How did God come into exi…
    joshua on How does the human body g…
    Ian on How did God come into exi…
  • Recent Questions

  • Blog Stats

    • 2,218,485 hits
  • Visitors since 11-3-08

    counter create hit
  • Terms and Conditions

  • Warning

    We are doing maintenance on this site, so some posts may disappear for a short time. Sorry. Normal service will soon be resumed...
  • Pages

  • March 2008
    M T W T F S S
    « Feb   Apr »
     12
    3456789
    10111213141516
    17181920212223
    24252627282930
    31  
  • Archives

  • Meta

Why do people speak different languages?

Why do people speak different languages?
Charlie from Stockton on Tees, Mariko Yanagisawa from Stockton on Tees (Aged 5-14)

Why do all people on earth speak in different languages?
Stas from West Midlands (aged 5-14)

Advertisements

One Response

  1. I visited, many years ago, the Zillertal in Austria. They had a dialect of German slightly different from a valley on the other side of a dividing mountain range, which formed a rather imposing barrier to intercourse. I attribute the difference to one thing: isolation. That also happened when tribes of early human beings separted and migrated away to other parts of the earth in response to pressures from a changing environment. Over large periods of time, variability in speaking habits and speaking contexts (warmer, colder, etc.) caused new “languages”. Language, I believe, originates in the sounds made possible by anatomical as well as behavioral effects. That is my guess at an answer to the question, why are there different languages.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: