By Ekaterina K.Mukovnikova , group 14A01

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Mythical Origins of language. By Ekaterina K.Mukovnikova , group 14A01. Contents. Hebrew Bible India North America Europe Afric a A mazonas. Hebrew Bible. "with its top in the heavens...lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the Earth" ; - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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By Ekaterina K.Mukovnikova, group 14A011Mythical Origins of language1

Contents

2Hebrew BibleIndiaNorth AmericaEuropeAfricaAmazonas2

3Hebrew Bible

"with its top in the heavens...lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the Earth" ;God came down to see what they did and said: "They are one people and have one language, and nothing will be with holden from them which they purpose to do" ;"Come, let us go down and confound their speech;3

4India

Brahma,the Hindu creator-god4

5North AmericaAnIroquoisstory tells of the godTaryenyawagonguiding his people on a journey and directing them to settle in different places whence their languages changed. In the mythology of theYuki, indigenous () people ofCalifornia, a creator, accompanied byCoyotecreates language as he creates the tribes () in various localities. 5

6Europe

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7AfricaThe Wa-Sania, aBantupeople ofEast Africanorigin have a tale that in the beginning, the peoples of the earth knew only one language, but during a severe ()famine (), a madness struck the people, causing them to wander in all directions, jabbering strange words, and this is how different languages came about. 7

8Amazonas

TheTicunaof theUpper Amazontell that all the peoples were once a single tribe (), speaking the same language until two hummingbird () eggs were eaten, it is not told by whom. Subsequently the tribe split into groups and dispersed far and wide. 8

9Thank for your attention!9

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