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A thought from the Miami Herald | Thought, Call, Deep, History, Scientists, Human, Building, Blocks | FATSILC, Fed. Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Languages and Culture
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Each language is like a soaring cathedral: a thing of beauty, the product of immense creative effort, filled with rich tapestries of knowledge.

Comparing disparate languages reveals clues to the fundamental building blocks of human thought, as well as echoes of what scientists call our "deep history" - the vast, prehistoric movements of peoples across continents and the relation of one tribe to another.