The Essays of Adam Smith: CONSIDERATIONS CONCERNING THE FORMATION OF LANGUAGESby@smithadam
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The Essays of Adam Smith: CONSIDERATIONS CONCERNING THE FORMATION OF LANGUAGES

August 2nd 2022
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THE assignation of particular names to denote particular objects, that is, the institution of nouns substantive, would, probably, be one of the first steps towards the formation of language. Two savages, who had never been taught to speak, but had been bred up remote from the societies of men, would naturally begin to form that language by which they would endeavour to make their mutual wants intelligible to each other, by uttering certain sounds, whenever they meant to denote certain objects.

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