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Posted on 06/03/2002 1:42:03 PM PDT by blam
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Looks like they missed the exact center on that plate.
And it's out of warranty. D***.
Yep. The Mississippi River could one day back up and start going the other way---but it sure would make news!
What I'd like to know is how and why people spoke such complex languages as Sanskrit back then, and they don't now. How is it that civilization advances and language degrades? I'd rather know that, than where Sanskrit arose.
Homo sapiens has been around for almost 200,000 years.
You could speculate that urban life has been around a lot longer than 10,000 years. But what would they have left behind that was durable enough for us to find now, and if they did, where would we look?
All the good seaside sites are under water now.
Yup. I think Sundaland would be a good place to look for Atlantis too.
They probably didn't speak it. The grammar and alphabet were formally systematized and regularized; the vocabulary was based on contemporary spoken languages that varied from village to village. Latin is a great language: monstrous and living vocabulary even now, compact, but irregular. They copped their alphabet from the Greek alphabet and a lot of the vocabulary, and the leftover Greek letters were used for numbers--I M V D, etc.
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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