Thread: On Linguistics
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Old October 18th, 2011, 5:46 pm
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Re: On Linguistics

Originally Posted by Alastor View Post
Actually when the Europeans started to explore the whole globe a number of languages lacking words for abstract thinking were found. These languages were used in gatherer-hunter societies without much need for abstract thinking. Unfortunately I can't remember any example for the moment.

So that stage of development in a language can survive for a very long time if the pressure for change is absent.
Interesting--do you have a citation for this, by any chance?

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