On the Origin of Language
I find it a most ridiculous theory
that language happened accidentally
from primitive grunts and growls
without aid of consonants and vowels
as anthropologists insist
though as yet not a syllable exists
as proof for known sounds like these
except their own concocted theories.
And so, based on direct evidence,
derived from personal experience,
I aim to show how it would have been
impossible by any prehistoric men,
to have developed one on grunts alone
though I make exception but to one
still in use today and just as primitive
as first uttered and without cogitative
skills, just a strong, loud voice heard
when called for by a spontaneous word,
blurted out on the spot as is the case
when a dumb mishap takes place
and no more than a crude four letter
expletive satisfying one’s pain better
than any grunt that might mitigate
one’s rage at so stupid a mistake.
All of which leads me to conclude
that man’s first “words” were crude
outbursts without premeditation
much less intelligent articulation.
Copyright © Maurice Rigoler | Year Posted 2020
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