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Why Is The World So Diverse When It Comes To Languages It is known even to a person to whom the entire study of language isnt familiar that the language is the greatest factor on which most of the human activities depend Without any form of language any cooperation and communication would be almost if not totally impossible World Book Encyclopedia 62 This significance of language is what draws scientists to study origin differences and connections between languages Constant change of todays languages is what amazes linguists even more With the emergings of the new nations there was quite a number of new languages One such case is the language of Former Yugoslavia Serbo-Croatian which is now called Croatian by Croats Bosnian by Bosnians and Serbian by Serbs Though these languages were once united and actually dialects of one another they split as the three nations split With this came huge amounts of new words in Croatian and Bosnian which caused the Serbo-Croatian to rupture even further There are few conditions that keep a language unchanged They include a stable government good communication a centralized educational system a set of beliefs and traditions and a spirit of national unity 63 Beginning And Change of Language Todays languages all have three basic systems phonology grammar and semology and many have fourth system writing In the beginning people talked and conversed but they needed something that would record and later on recall words Sparke 42 This destitution has resulted in early alphabets pictograms Pictures were used to represent objects and items It was easy for people to represent those objects with the pictograms but it also was very hard to find a pictogram that would fulfill idea of for example craving Laind 50-54 Around 1000 BC the Phoenicians were the first people to use graphic signs to represent individual speech
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