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World Languages Have Common Root?

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“Humans across the globe may be actually speaking the same language after scientists found that the sounds used to make the words of common objects and ideas are strikingly similar. The discovery challenges the fundamental principles of linguistics, which state that languages grow up independently of each other, with no intrinsic meaning in the noises which form words” (The Telegraph, September 12, 2016). “These sound symbolic patterns show up again and again across the world, independent of the geographical dispersal of humans and independent of language lineage… There does seem to be something about the human condition that leads to these patterns. We don’t know what it is, but we know it’s there,” a Cornell University researcher stated. “The researchers don’t know why humans tend to use the same sounds across languages to describe basic objects and ideas” (ibid.).

Yet modern researchers refuse to acknowledge a key historical source—the Holy Bible. The Scriptures indicate that God created the first language and then “divided the languages” at Babel, thousands of years ago (Genesis 11:1-9). If all languages came from one original language, their commonality makes perfect sense. As the researchers point out, they are “most likely to have a common ancestor language in the past” (The Telegraph). It is sobering that the scholars of the world are “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7). For information on why God confused the languages at Babel, read “Will Mankind Become Obsolete?