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Evolution of human language started with singing


Watching this speech by Martin Serano it struck me that following his logic of language as sexual adaptation we might have started talking with a love song. Then with each generation the song grew in complexity as the result of mating competition. With time the commmon components solidified into structured form of primitive language.

Are there some scientists, who considered such path of language evolution?


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    Jan 9 2014: It started with onomatopoeia.
    • Jan 10 2014: So maybe the singing part was how we transitioned from "Uh-ah" to "It started with onomatopoeia."?

      Mimicing sounds of nature explains the phonetic part of our language and to some extent morphemic, but singing requires melody and structure and it can be the way those onomatopoeic sounds got organized making for syntactic fundamentals.

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