I still pack far too much when I go on holiday and, most disappointingly of all, I never got round to learning Yiddish or African bushman click language
She then learns how the Click language
, the design of our bodies and ancient hunter-gatherer skills may have contributed to our successful survival and migration across Africa.
The geographic diversity of Khoisan tongues, Africa's apparent role as the birthplace of humanity, and other clues have led some scientists to propose that all living humans descended from speakers of a click language.
Genetic comparison of two such tribes suggests that the unusual click languages, known as Khoisan languages, could resemble the ancestral tongue of all humankind.
Something like Yiddish or an African bushman click language.
I'm determined to pack lighter, especially if I'm going to be staying with an African tribe to learn click language.
Chapter 11, a very interesting contribution to the book, deals specifically with click languages
and what they can or cannot tell us about the origins of language, proving that the use of clicks in paralinguistic utterances are no evidence of their linguistic antiquity.
Kung with their melodious click languages
, and a smattering of Dutch and German engineers.