Re: Neanderthal "voice boxes"?

John A. Halloran (
19 Jan 1997 15:15:06 -0700

In article <> (MSCob) writes:

>Language, especially using grammar, to a lesser extent
>using vocabulary, is an extremely unconscious function. Amnesiacs retain
>language along with the ability to walk, drive cars, shave, and do other
>habitual activities of that kind. Doesn't this suggest that language is
>an ancient ability in the hominid line?

Only if driving cars and shaving are equally ancient abilities!


John Halloran