suppose a culture is still starting to be develop and they are forming their "language" for communication? what do you call this process?


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  • Might also fit on Worldbuilding? Or (@the-wolf) is this about emergence of a new cultural and linguistic gestalt in seceded / newly independent areas (e.g. Montenegro)? Feb 16, 2018 at 1:26
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The formation of a new language is referred to in the literature as the "emergence" of a language. Such a thing, though, is incredibly rare and often disputed (see Nicaraguan sign language as an example). Creolisation is much more common. Dialect formation is a different matter.

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