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  •  Few today would understand what was (2+ / 0-)
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    Ojibwa, MT Spaces

    spoken 1200 years ago in England or France.
    Why language diverges even between valleys is a puzzle.
    Something happened many thousands of years ago.

    Tower of babel wiki:

    "..."They are one people and have one language, and nothing will be withholden from them which they purpose to do." So God said, "Come, let us go down and confound their speech." And so God scattered them upon the face of the Earth, and confused their languages..."

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