[b-hebrew] BO and BO)

Kevin Riley klriley at alphalink.com.au
Mon Aug 20 07:41:14 EDT 2007

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Date: 20/08/2007 6:19:29 PM 
Hi Isaac, 
Any theory that attempts to account for language by its 
Building blocks is worth considering. Language is, after 
All, a combinatorial process. Morphemes + roots = words, 
Words + more words = meaningful clauses. Clauses + more 
Clauses = meaningful sentences. Sentences + more 
Sentences = meaningful paragraphs. Paragraphs + more 
Paragraphs = a story. So it would make sense that a 
Primitive languages' phonemes had conceptual meaning of 
Their own which could be combined to express more 
Meaningful concepts. 
The main problem with this theory is probably that there is no evidence that
"primitive" languages did indeed work this way.  Going back in most
languages I know of just leads to equally complex languages.  So where do we
find these primitive languages against which to test the theory.
Kevin Riley

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