Which came first, word OR verse?
Socio-cultural memes OR verbal language?
Tags: Evolution, Linguistics, Memetics, PIEvolution
Location: Jumla, Karnali - Nepal
That is an incredible diagram. I shall be 'stealing' that! Thank you for posting it.
Nice! I don't know if I can ever use this information, but I feel smarter just looking at it. Do you think the Italic language was only spoken while leaning?
Here's a verse from Tarzan's language.“Ooo-ah-ooo-a-ooo-o-a-o-a-oh!” without any words.. :)If you'll break the words of different languages under PIE to see their phonetic relations, Here's something I know.. (Eng: MOther, Hindi: Maa/माँ, Nepali: aaMa/ आमा __ Eng: I/Me, Hindi: Mae/मे , Nepali: Ma/म )
@archaeo.. "drawn images preceded language." That's true for the languages as we know today but in the evolutionary timeline of Homo-sapiens... Which came 1st, Vocal cords OR the hands with fingers to draw those beautiful cave arts :-?
I am rather fond of this one.
** Jargon and speculation at best.
So what is a meme? How do memes differ from concepts, ideas, notions, hypotheses, theories -- you might take a look at Marvin Harris's book, Cultural Materialsim in which Harris gives 'meme' a black eye. 'Meme' seems to be a dot of pseduo-science foisted on gullible audiences.
There's a lot of speculation about how speech acts arose -- attempts to use modern apes as proxies for ancient humanoids seem to be stretching hard to fill gaps left by extinction.
Not until humans had to become writers only about 5,000 years ago is there any physical evidence of verbal communication. Of course, it seems reasonable to assume that many thousands of years before had been spent talking away. An abstract reality like language exists only in the brains of its users -- words are made of air and vanish without an empirical trace.
To be more accurate, however, English would need to appear on multiple branches. :D
“All other species on this planet are gene machines only. They don’t imitate at all well; we alone are gene machines and meme machines as well.” — Susan Blackmore
“All other species on this planet are gene machines only. They don’t imitate at all well; we alone are gene machines and meme machines as well.”
Very nice thanks for sharing.
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