glottogony

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Etymology[edit]

from Ancient Greek γλῶττα (glôtta, tongue, language) + γονή (gonḗ, generation).

Noun[edit]

glottogony

  1. The genesis of language, i. e. the emergence of a system of verbal communication from proto-linguistic or non-linguistic means of communication.
  2. The study of language origins.