14 February 2013

Do you speak prehistoric men language?

Linguists and archaeologists of the whole world dream about it for many years. Researchers have now created a software that can rebuild protolanguages - the ancient tongues from which our modern languages evolved.

To test this program, the research team took 637 languages always spoken in Asia and in the Pacific and were able to recreate the protolanguage from which they arose, the proto-austronesian

The scientists were able to recreate a spoken language more than 7.000 years ago. They compared then the finds of the computer with those of real linguists. 85 % of the words of the protolanguage found by the software looked like a letter or a sound near in those whom the linguists had manually identified.

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