Written in Stone: A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language

Written in Stone: A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language


Witty and erudite, Written in Stone is the 1st etymology publication to bare how the English language relies on unique Stone Age words.

part the world’s inhabitants speaks a language that has developed from a unmarried, prehistoric mom tongue. A mom tongue first spoken in Stone Age occasions, at the steppes of principal Eurasia 6,500 years in the past. It was once so potent that it flourished for 2 thousand years. It used to be a language that unfold from the seashores of the Black Sea throughout just about all of Europe and lots more and plenty of Asia. it's the genetic foundation of every little thing we communicate and write today―the DNA of language.

Written in Stone combines detective paintings, mythology, old heritage, archaeology, the roots of society, expertise and struggle, and the sheer fascination of phrases to discover that unique mom tongue, sketching the connections woven in the course of the large vocabulary of English―with a few staggering results.

In snappy, energetic and sometimes very humorous chapters, it uncovers the main influential and critical phrases utilized by our Neolithic ancestors, and indicates how they're nonetheless in consistent use today―the construction blocks of all our most typical phrases and words.

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