A monogenetic language originates from a single source as opposed to
polygenetic language which originates from many different sources.
Identifying a protolanguage is actually constructing a manmade
monogenetic structure.

Humans without human parents? Are you thinking of Odysseus or
possibly Romulus and Remus?


--- In Nostratica@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Wordingham"
<richard.wordingham@...> wrote:
> --- In Nostratica@yahoogroups.com, "Geraldine Reinhardt"
> wrote:
> >
> > a monogentic language
> What, pray, is 'a monogenetic language'?.
> > IMO the ability to speak was etched into the brains of humans and
> has always been their calling card. This language, with assistance
> from parents, has been fostered throughout the generations.
> There have been humans who did not have human parents. Even
> creationists will agree with this statement.
> Richard.