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--- Nik Taylor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hese Kiel wrote:
> > Lots of stuff universal of all languages become
> propably from this
> > behaviour.
>
> I imagine this (admittedly unethical) experiment:
>
> An extremely wealthy linguist gathers together
> hundreds of extremely
> young infants [ideally newborns], whom he gives to
> the care of mute
> parents (who don't use any form of communication,
> either signed or
> spoken).  They are placed on a distant island, no
> contact whatsoever.
My dad had twin uncles who had their own languages. Well, it happens
all the time. Just wandering what happened with Romulus and Remus, did
they invent latin's basics and later build it as pidgin. If the legend
of success of Romulus & Bro. became Roman Inc. was true.

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