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World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.

New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.

Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.

Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.

The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.

The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.

Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

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yarrahs-life:

Really don’t understand how ppl don’t see beauty in dark skin. I’m not ever trying to change someone’s preference, bc being blind is unfortunate, and I understand. I personally think and have always thought, dark skin was more attractive. It looks better on women and men. There is really just something truly magical about the way light hits it, from any angle. But yeah I’ve never been on this trying to force ppl to accept it. First of all, bc it’s desperate… And secondly, bc it’s just so clearly beautiful. It’s so clearly gorgeous across ethnicities. It’s so obvious.

Beautiful.

Yes gawd 🙌

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mrsdwight:

adkkk:

byemeghan:

My weight loss story: I’m Meghan and I lost 20 pounds in 4 weeks using this new cleanse my best friend recommended. I’ve been eating the exact same way as before and I lost 20 pounds. My metabolism is faster than Usain Bolt now. The other thing I like about the cleanse is it’s 100% organic, and helps remove bad toxins from your body. If you’re somebody struggling to lose weight, I would highly recommend giving this a try. I have yet to see anything else that works like it. Tip: you can get a free bottle here (and only pay like $4 for shipping) if you order now because of some sort of summer special. I got my bottle free thanks to the summer deal which is crazy cause I’ve spent more on weight loss products in the past that flat out did not work. Good luck to everyone trying to lose weight!

thank you for recommending the cleanse! figured i’d give it a try and just got my free bottle thanks to their summer specialbtw congrats on your progress you look fucking fab!!

YOU GO GIRL

I NEED to be skinny this summer

I just got a free bottle thanks to the website’s summer thing! i’ll keep my followers updated on my progress

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anyone else noticing a trend here?

lol

didn’t know ancient egyptians looked like mayo…

RHAMSES IM CHOKING LIKE THEY DIDNT SEE THE STATUES OR NOTHING

Ok but of course the servants and thieves are black ok i see yall

This makes me so mad

Just damn. The racism is FLAGRANT. Like, wow. I would’ve rather everyone be white and WRONG than this fuckery here. Good Lord.

lordy…..

C’mon guys maybe they’re bad actors.

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titytwochainz:

white people cry reverse racism about comic book characters being colored black but they finna make an entire movie about egyptians starring all white people. 

i’m petitioning for a george washington biopic starring samuel l jackson.

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"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."

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