Language and Linguistics. This section of the course is about language ... the vehicle for holding and transmitting culture We will cover the origins of human language; the structure of language; historical linguistics; sociolinguistics; and the history of writing. Language origins .
i see o sew
v sit U put
e set u ooze
æ cat b sofa
say, toy, cow, my
yamada ga musuko to syokuzi o tanosinda
yamada son dinner enjoyed
yamada-san ga musuko-san to o-syokuzi o tanosim-are-ta
yamada-hon son-hon hon-dinner enjoyed-hon
Both sentences mean "Yamada enjoyed dinner with his son."
Bonvillain, Nancy. 2000. Language, culture, and communication: the meaning of messages. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, 2000.
Fox Cree Menomeni Ojibwa
pematesiwa pematesiw pematesew pimatisi
niyawi niyaw neyaw niyaw
posiwa posiw posew pisi
he lives, my body, he embarks
Spoken as a first language by
Source: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language