Re: Re Grammar

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    >On Thursday, April 11, 2002, at 04:34 , Price, Ilfryn wrote:
    >>Hard to see selection for Grammar before Language.
    >- Wade
    If you look at the way different groups around the world have handled the
    grammar problem, you can see that word order is as arbitrary as sound order.
      What we have inherited is more a matter of where it came from than any
    genetic design. Having a grammar may be necessary but the shape of the
    grammar varies widely around the world. Americal Indian languages almost
    seem to come from another planet.


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