Black History Culture : The Origins of the Latin Language?

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  1. YingYang11

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    I'm in High school now and one of the language courses I taking is Latin. I choose Latin because most people do not how to speak or write it and also I thought It would help me get close to my ancient roots.

    I already sought out some information of the Latin language and as usually when I look up history on the Internet it is always... I don't know... I guess unwelcoming.

    It is said that the Romans were the ones that created the Latin language which was one of the languages that laid the foundation of all Romance Languages

    I was curious about the race of the Romans and as usual I didn't find no definite answers. They only named them by where they came from.

    This is really important to me because I believe that in order to be less restricted by society you must be diverse in many different things and I do not want to be tied down by the English language(or history).
     
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    Good for you, YingYang11, smart choice indeed ...

     
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    Look for the origin of ALL language, not just Latin, in Africa:



    Every language originated in Africa (including English, German, Mayan, Incan, Chinese, etc.)

    Source: The Week news magazine of 5/6/11:

    The world's 6,000 languages are all descended form a single ancestral tongue that developed in southern Africa between 50,000 and 100,000 years ago. That's the intriguing new theory developed by University of Auckland psychologist Quentin Atkinson, after he sorted 504 modern languages by the number of phonemes - basic vowel, consonant, and tonal sounds - they use to convey meaning. He found that in Africa - where humans originated, according to fossil and DNA evidence - some languages contain more than 100 phonemes, compared with about 45 in English. Languages in the last places settled by humans have the fewest phonemes; Hawaiian, for instance, has only 13. That linguistic pattern parallels what evolutionary geneticists call the "founder effect" - the tendency of smaller groups to keep narrowing the diversity of a larger population when they move away. Atkinson's approach is a radical departure from historical linguistics, which can trace languages back only about 9,000 years.

    "What's so remarkable about this work is that it shows language doesn't change all that fast," Mark Pagel, a biologist at the University of Reading in England, tells The New York Times. "It retains a signal of its ancestry over tens of thousands of years."



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    Not only everyBODY, but everything GOOD and everything BENEFICIAL to mankind came out of Africa.
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    kadiyahs right cuz if everyone came from africa originally it makes sense the root language is from there cuz otherwise africa would have been one mighty quiet place - an just 4 of us in my family makes one heck of a noise lol....

    if your meaning somethin more recent to latin then far as i know latin came from the local tribal language in that area of italy mixed in with some greek an etruscan - the letters they use is etruscan which is from a form of ancient greek which the greeks got from the phonecians which they made by simplifying egyptian heiroglyphics - so back to africa again....

    as pliny said somewhere or other.... ex Africa semper aliquid novi
     
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