Word, – The Master Communicator

‘Word’ is tool of communication and tool for communication: The tool is available only to humans’. Yes, that’s true; that’s an unquestionable truth. Word is an effective tool and means of communication  which is available only to humans.

Who invented word?  When was word invented? What role words play in languages of the world? Which way language came into being? Can there be language without the magic-wand  of ‘word’? Why animals, birds, and other living organisms cannot play the magic of ‘Word’? Waah! Wonderful word-wise questions, these really are!

Answers to those questions are still eluding. And that is the power of the “word-world”, the wonderful world of words.

There does not exist any meaningful researches that were carried out to establish the origin of ‘word’. No substantial and valid proof of evidence is available to answer those questions put forth above. In the said background, therefore, it is difficult to pin-point specific data as to when, where, how and who invented “word”.  However, it would be quite logical to conclude that spoken word belongs to the same process of evolution relating to Homo sapiens.

Compared to lower animals, one of the important developments that took place during the course of evolution was formation of vocal chord in human physique.  Complexity of the nervous system in human-brain-activity followed by the development of vocal chord differentiated the Homo sapiens from the lower animals. As a result, unlike birds and animals which can just grunt shrieks and sounds, humans became capable of vocalizing specific sounds to indicate or represent specific situations which they encountered.  Thus was where words originated as a means of communication among humans.

The particular Means of Communication System with the use of words is unique. It is an acquired skill of human brain but not an inborn capability. That is the reason why a newborn child can just only grunt certain sounds to express its physical urges for months, before it picks up words from others around, during the course of growth. That process of picking up sounds of words by infants is an after-borne conditioned reflex action.

In the beginning humans used words through some specific sounds to communicate with their co-partners. When the expression of sounds by words became systemic in terms of needs and desires, the human brain paved the way for conditioned nerve connections akin to the specific sounds of words uttered by fellow-humans for specific needs, on their onward journey in the path of evolution. The words thus continued as means of communication in the disguised style of spoken language. From there it took thousands of years for advanced humans to invent a system to put down the spoken words in writing for communication. Both ‘words’ and the word-induced ‘sounds’ are signals of communication.

Brain activity involves numerous reactions which enable the living organism to keep its survival tract as it is: Signals of words and sounds are very important reactions of brain activity in the survival tract of humans. Signals which communicate with each other among different species of living organisms including humans are classified under a Code name called, “Signal System”. It was the famous Physiologist, Dr. Ivan Petrovich Pavlov who classified means of communication into Signal Systems in 1932 during his research into the physiological mechanism of speech. There are two systems of signals by which ideas, information and knowledge are conveyed and received.

In animals reality is signalized by the situations and the traces they leave behind in the cerebral hemispheres of its brain which come directly to the nerve cells through visual, auditory, smell, touch and taste receptors. This process is what humans also possess by way of impressions, sensations and notions in relation to the world around; the world that represents both the natural and the social environs.

But there is a definite exception here in so far as ‘word’ that is heard or ‘word’ that is seen (in writing) is concerned. Except for ‘word’ that is heard or word that is seen, the other mechanism of receiving and conveying reality of situations and traces they leave behind, belong to ‘First Signal System’. The first signal system revolves around in the form of Signs and Symbols. It is common for both the animals and the humans.

Then there is the other system, namely the ‘Second Signal System’ which is in the total possession of human brain. This exclusive human possession of Second Signal System is of words written and or of words spoken. The knowledge the word conveys would be of impressions, sensations, perceptions and conceptions in relation to the world around.

Process of understanding the meaning and knowledge that the word conveys, either separately or collectively, depends upon the working condition of the sensory centres in the cerebral cortex of each individual: Idiots, imbeciles and morons may not understand the meaning and or knowledge that word represents or conveys. But an intelligent person whose sensory reactions to signals from the environs are sharp, might in all probability, understand the meaning and knowledge the word conveys  with consistency as compared to a moron, imbecile or an idiot. That is not all: Words can force persons of normal mental conditions to undergo different feelings, emotions, pains, pleasures, imaginations and actions.

Humans cherish the additional facility and its utility available  through and by the engagement of Second Signal System while they overtake animals, birds and other species including their foes and friends to maim and succeed. Humans think, evaluate, conclude and act with using the magic wand of Second Signal System with or without the support of the First Signal System. The first Signal System of Signs and Symbols and the Second Signal System of Words have made human race as the Super Specie of all living organisms on earth.

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Origin of Language:
One of the important developments that took place during the course of evolution was formation of vocal chord in human physique. Complexity of the nervous system in human-brain-activity followed by the development of vocal chord differentiated the Homo sapiens from the lower animals. As a result, unlike birds and animals which can just grunt shrieks and sounds, humans became capable of vocalizing specific sounds to indicate or represent specific situations which they encountered. Thus was where words as language originated as means of communication among humans.
In the beginning humans used words through some specific sounds to communicate with their co-partners. When the expression of sounds by words became systemic in terms of needs and desires, the human brain paved the way for conditioned nerve connections akin to the specific sounds of words uttered by fellow-humans for specific needs, on their onward journey in the path of evolution. The words thus continued as means of communication in the disguised style of spoken language. From there it took thousands of years for advanced humans to invent a system to put down the spoken words in writing for communication. Both ‘words’ and the word-induced ‘sounds’ are signals of communication.
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Abdul Nazer Ramadan The above article may help to open the eyes of the believer of theory of evolution to denounce it. It is the formation of vocal chord not the evolution. Like wise we have never seen an ape committed suicide after his desperation over his dreams and hard ship. the dream and free thinking also not a part of evolution but formation in the special species called human being..,

 

Narayanan Pk Is it then the belief of creationism?

 

Abdul Nazer Ramadan Yes I do believe in creationism .

 

Narayanan Pk Okay, best wishes.

 

Abdul Nazer Ramadan Theory of evolution is a half way hypothesis… Concern mainly from the ape… apes also must have gone under evolution, if we think over it will reach up to a molecule and then the nothingness or vacuum. Only the similarity of the form of man with ape…See more

 

Narayanan Pk Theory of evolution does not portray that apes gave birth to humans.

 

Abdul Nazer Ramadan Definitely… If they are gone under evolution an ape must have gave birth a near human ape or ape-man in the crucial juncture of evolution to transform an ape in to man .

 

Narayanan Pk Adaption through equilibration is the core of evolution. What’s your view?

 

Abdul Nazer Ramadan That means two different species ? Then all the argument of evolution will be collapsed. Existence of two identical creation or species with exchange of mannerism or characters ?

 

Narayanan Pk Apes and homo sapience belong to two different species.

 

Abdul Nazer Ramadan Then what was the form of homo sapiens before? they also must have undergone in evolution according to the theory, that is what I mentioned before .. It will reach to molecule then to vacuum.

 

Abdul Nazer Ramadan and what is vacuum? and how it came to existence ?

 

Abdul Nazer Ramadan There coming the importance of ever existing essence…!

 

Narayanan Pk What I absorbed from the theory of Evolution is here: If time permits, please have a go through:

There is Earth. There is life on Earth. There are innumerable living organisms on the earth. There are microbes, reptiles, birds, animals, monkeys and la…See more

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Abdul Nazer Ramadan First of all I would like to say that most of us have very much misconception about science. Science is not the ultimate truth or code of living, where as its a branch of study established for finding out the truth with utilizing available facilities a…See more

 

Abdul Nazer Ramadan Even if I agree the evolution theory for the sake of argument.

 

Narayanan Pk Thank you ANR: I was under the impression that the number of people who believe in creationism , especially those who are enlightened, is almost zero. However, two three questions remain to be answered by those who believe that the universe/earth was created by a Creator. Some of these questions are here: Who was that Creator? Is that Creator still all around? Where do that creator live or float? ……………..

 

Abdul Nazer Ramadan Instead of giving explanation I would rather narrate a real story which happened in Arabia. One of the renowned Islamic scholar, I forgot his name exactly, I think it’s Imam Abu Haneefa or Imam Malik, fixed a debate with an atheist of that time on the subject of existence of creator or God. Time and place fixed. People gathered around for the meeting and the scholar from the side of atheist reached on time. But the Imam not yet reached. people are waiting.. half an hour passed from the time of debate. At last he came and begged forgiveness for his delay and start to explain the reason to the people why he got delayed. He said on his way he has to cross one river and there was no boat on the bank of the river and he stand a while there not knowing what to do. Suddenly a tree fell down and became a boat and the boat rowed itself across the river. Transforming the tree in to boat took around half an hour so he is late for the debate.. He said “I am sorry for that happened” Listening the false story the atheist jumped and shouted. Liar!! Stupid story!! absurd .. We don’t believe it. You say ..without a carpenter tree become a boat … Impossible!!! We are not stupid to believe all this nonsense!!!
The Imam smiled at the atheist and said … Brother, Can’t you believe that a small tree can be a boat without a carpenter? … Good …and you say it’s a stupidity and I agree too ….and you came here to prove that all this universe has no creator. How can we believe your big nonsense then ?

Obviously that was the end of the debate.

 

Narayanan Pk Grand finale. Any way, with your consent, I am sharing the debate into myscienceblog.life-livewell.com

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