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A '''language''' is a collection of symbols (called '''[[vocabulary]]''') and rules for connecting these symbols (called '''[[grammar]]''') that facilitates communication. According to the bible, there was originally only one language (see: [[Tower of Babel]]).
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A '''language''' is a collection of symbols (called '''[[vocabulary]]''') and rules for connecting these symbols (called '''[[grammar]]''') that facilitates communication.
  
==Examples of Languages==
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== Origin ==
[[Spanish]]
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The Bible records the origin of languages as being caused by God to confound the efforts of the people building the[[Tower of Babel]], the purpose of which was to keep the people together, in opposition to God's command to spread out.  Prior to this time, there had been only one language (the Bible does not record what this language was).
  
[[Mexican Spanish]]
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Although linguists have been able to allocate most languages to a small number of language "families", they have been unable to find a common origin of these language families, consistent with the biblical account.
  
[[French]]
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==Examples of Languages==
 
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* [[Spanish]]
[[Hebrew]]
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* [[Mexican Spanish]]
 
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* [[French]]
[[Portuguese]]
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* [[Hebrew]]
 
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* [[Portuguese]]
[[German]]
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* [[German]]
 
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* [[Dutch]]
[[Dutch]]
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* [[Chinese]]
 
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* [[Ugaritic]]
[[Chinese]]
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* [[Ukrainian]]
 
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* [[Newspeak]]
[[Ugaritic]]
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* [[Yiddish]]
 
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[[Ukrainian]]
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[[Newspeak]]
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[[Yiddish]]
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== See also ==
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* [[Information]]
  
 
[[category:sociology]]
 
[[category:sociology]]
 
[[category:languages]]
 
[[category:languages]]

Revision as of 03:35, 8 September 2007

A language is a collection of symbols (called vocabulary) and rules for connecting these symbols (called grammar) that facilitates communication.

Origin

The Bible records the origin of languages as being caused by God to confound the efforts of the people building theTower of Babel, the purpose of which was to keep the people together, in opposition to God's command to spread out. Prior to this time, there had been only one language (the Bible does not record what this language was).

Although linguists have been able to allocate most languages to a small number of language "families", they have been unable to find a common origin of these language families, consistent with the biblical account.

Examples of Languages

See also