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    Who created and formulated the language that we write, speak, listen and understand?

    This is a simple doubt and query from me. Who created or invented and formulated the languages?
    Who is the author of English? Who is the author of Hindi? Who is the author of Tamil? Who is the author of Urdu? and so on for all the languages that is spoken in the world. As an Indian we should know the authors of Hindi, and the south Indian languages.

    Members from various states of India can discuss about their own language creator or inventor or author and formulator of their own state language.
  • #647391
    There are many things that science and anthropology can't answer. Gladly, this isn't among those because we can actually pinpoint the very first language/s. That group is called "Proto indo European". Proto means the basis. This language is the basis of all the "civilized" languages. Sanskrit, Persian, Latin, Germanic etc all belong to this group. English is a modern language, that was born around 11th century by culminating Latin alphabets and Germanic words. English borrowed words from many languages.
    Now coming to Hindi, it is descended from Sanskrit only few hundred years ago.

    Languages don't have an author, but lipis/script do. I remember my Telugu teacher telling me that a Tamil pandit composed the alphabets of Telugu language. But inscriptions of Telugu words in Sanskrit script was written back in 500 B.C. Dravidian languages are actually older than Sanskrit. They don't necessarily fall in Indo-European structure either. Kannada script was observed back in 5th century AD being the oldest inscription.
    I believe Tamil is much older in terms of both language and script because we have found scripts dating back to 1500 B.C. Malayalam diverged from Tamil in 7th century AD.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #647409
    Well no body knows who initiated each one of the great languages, but it is the truth that many languages are existing since ages to which our age is not enough to find the truth. One thing is sure to be noted in each language that the expertise can be understood by writing in normal mode or in superlative mode. Like in Telugu, one cannot understand the meaning of the Padhyam type lyrics and those songs can be seen in religious films. But at the same time there are many ways to tell the same bhavam in simple language. Likewise in Tamil too those who were scholars we cannot understand their words at all. All this denotes that each language has its own specialization and there cannot be definite one person who might have been responsible to bring a particular language to this much glory and that was a constant effort.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #647449
    It takes one article for each language to elaborate the evolution process of each language you have mentioned in your post. It requires a lot of research to know about the history of evolution of each language. Definitely each language will have its own origin history and we can try to get it from the various books available in the internet or physical copies. If my time permits I will try to get some actual procedure for at least one language with full details.
    always confident

  • #647454
    During the evolution of human civilization and culture different languages developed in different part of the world.

    Due to limited communication and transport between the different tribes the languages these could not mix with each other to form a common language.

    The original notations and words in those tribal languages went through drastic changes due to movement of the people from one place to another.

    Present day languages are in their developed stages and differ from their original primitive forms in many respect.

    The history of a language will be unique from any other language depending upon it's root as well as the path of society it travelled till today.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #647523
    The estimated time when the multiple languages started from the original single language is found in the Tower of Babel write-p in the Book of Genesis/Bible. This is around 2240 BC.

    Just about a hundred years before this @ 2350 BC, the earth had seen a worldwide flood and the memory of this would be fresh in the memories of the population that began to multiply again from the 8 of Noah's family. About 100 years after the Flood, people again seemed to have forgotten the instructions given to them to 'be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth'. Perhaps they became fearful to move around all over the land areas, and stuck together in one place and built the tower to reach the heaven. Maybe a fear of another flood caused them to forget God's protection. It doesn't take long for man to make wrong choices. They did build up to about 91 meters and then God confused them in creating multiple languages, wherein the workers were no longer able to understand each other much, and the work on the tower ended. People banded together with same language speakers and forced to move on to other places.

    That is a brief idea of how languages came about. God created the languages.

    Thankfully it wouldn't have taken millions of years for languages to evolve, knowing the life span of man was fast decreasing from 900+ years before the Flood to around 70 in a few generations.

    If one looks at the origin of languages with documented proof from stone writings and other materials, they point to a time around 2000 BC. A quick search on the origin time of a few old languages points towards the same time period as of the Biblical account of the Tower of Babel.

    Not sure of other languages that talk about the Tower of Babel, Flood and Creation, but it is clearly seen in the Chinese language characters. Again, the Chinese history starts around the same time as the end of the Tower of Babel.

  • #647574
    Well it is not possible to define or come-up the definite or specific time period but for sure this can be related to the time that human civilization came into existence. In all the known facts the Sanskrit has been considered as the mother of all languages on this planet & being the oldest one too & there are more facts available wherein this belongs to the Aryavarta the ancient name of our country which once referred to the entire Indian sub-continent. This is also known as the Prakrit language among Middle Indo-Aryan languages formerly spoken in India.

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