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    Re: Every language

    I never heard the universal language before. I might look it up.

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    #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Since you mentioned God, I'm assuming your question stems from the Bible and the story of the tower of Babel. Interestingly enough, the are similar stories in other religions so the myth isn't unique just to Judeo-Christian religions. (Brahma does something similar in Hindu lore.)
    My question came from me thinking that there is so many words for 1 thing. I believe there is a god but I don't believe in images like my grandfather told my mother one day. Speaking of god, has anyone heard about the third Solomon temple being built? My younger brother told me about it.
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    #23

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    This is a language forum and your original post was about language. However, if you wish to move on to theological discussions, please start a new thread in the General Member Discussions section.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    I haven't really got the answer about all language having verbs, nouns, adjective etc. but I will try to know. Should I put sites I know?
    Last edited by mawes12; 18-Jun-2015 at 11:15.

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    #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    I haven't really got the answer about all language having verbs, nouns, adjective etc. but I will try to know. Should I put sites I know?
    I haven't heard of a language that doesn't use these, though they may use them in very different ways and I cannot speak for all languages. Also, the categories themselves are not absolutes- we have things like gerunds, which are verbs used as nouns, and present and past participle verb forms can be used as adjectives.

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    #26

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    I am not a fan of Chomsky.
    He's unavoidable as a linguist, though. Whether you agree or disagree with him, he is huge, simply because of the challenges he throws out, which take some refuting. His second career is a different beast.

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    There have been many scholars who have challenged and refuted his theories. At this point, he seems to be nothing more than a historical figure.

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    #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    Do they have verb, noun, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and adjective? It's kinda strange how we are all humans but we have different languages.
    There is a school of thought according to which there are certain grammatical features which are shared by all languages. To me this makes good sense, given, for example, that you can't think of many grammatical persons beyond the first (person speaking) the second (person he or she is speaking to) and the third person (someone not addressed but being spoken about). In short, the laws of physics, and the facts of pragmatics, force all language users into certain types of convention.

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    #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    we have things like gerunds, which are verbs used as nouns, and present and past participle verb forms can be used as adjectives.
    yeah, I think gerunds are used differently in Spanish like I think they don't use present tense when they use gerunds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    He's unavoidable as a linguist, though. Whether you agree or disagree with him, he is huge, simply because of the challenges he throws out, which take some refuting. His second career is a different beast.
    To me, Even if someone is huge they might be wrong sometimes.

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