Origin of Semitic Languages

Abstract

THE mouth gesture theory of the origin of human speech as it is put forward by Sir Richard Paget and by Prof. Alexander Jóhannesson1 is certainly a valuable contribution to research on the origin of human speech, although it is not favourably regarded by comparative linguists to-day. It seems that they want to leave the matter to the anthropologists, who are beginning to show considerable interest in it.

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  1. 1

    Nature, 154, 466 (1944).

  2. 2

    Translation by T. Bailey Saunders in "Studies in Pessimism" .

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