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Unformatted text preview: into different groups. Changes in the language accumulate, such as pronunciation and spelling. And linguists try to use core lexical items to reconstruct language and trace the root of it because there are similar patterns. There is a controversy among linguists as to whether a primordial language once existed. Some language has changed too much for anyone to ascertain the original tongue. They argue that theories about languages before 10,000 years ago are pure speculation. No one can tell the first language if most of them have changed. 2. A. Changes (1) The [ ] become [æ]. ɑ (2) The [ ] at the end was lost. ɑ B. Changes (1) The [sk] become [ ]. ʃ C. Changes (1) The [u:] become [ w]. ɑ D. Changes (1) The [а:] become [o]. E. Changes (1) The [æ:] become [i] Zhe Chen Ling 1, Discussion 1Q (2) The [ãn] was lost. F. Changes (1) The [e:] become [i]....
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- Fall '08
- Language family, Zhe Chen Ling