''Protolanguages' Vs. Linguistic Networks Across Language Branches'. A Basic Inventory For Relations Of Concepts In Prehistoric States Of Linguistic Communication

Fee-Alexandra Haase
2017 Zenodo  
The following is a study of the representation of the reflexes of the roots of the Borean language family in the Eurasiatic, Afroasiatic, Sino-Caucasian, Austric, and Amerind language families. This Borean language family is considered to be a macrolanguage family, which comprises the aforementioned language families as their members. With the selection of words of this macro-family we can state that the roots of this macrofamily are neither equally distributed among the member families nor
more » ... ributed in the framework of the traditional borders of natural languages families. In order to check the distribution of these Borean roots, we use the "100-Words-Swadesh List" to check extensions of the related roots within the 5 different language families. The results are presented in a list of 100 concepts and a theory of the conditions of linguistic communication in pre-historic time, for which linguists usually employ the concept of 'protolanguages'. We derive from our findings that the early hypothetical linguistic states of humans allowed the representation of oneself and the environment as its thesaurus entailed the conceptual meanings for it. On the contrary, a grammticalization in the traditional understanding is not obviously resulting from the material as well as unlikely to have happened. The linguistic state was a 'phonetic networking network' across language families, so that the concept 'language family' should be critically revised.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.495119 fatcat:zls4wzdf2vhijn5ok6kufcv23q