Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 8 months ago

How do things get named?

Why is a tree called a tree? Why is a rock called a rock?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
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    I've always wondered what it was like when people first started naming things. I picture a caveman pointing at a rock and saying "ooga booga" then all the other cavemen in unison say "ooga booga" at the rock

  • 8 months ago

    Cavemen and very primitive people have lived ,and maybe still live,until recent times.The languages of people like in New Guinea are very complex.

    There is good reason to believe that instead of descending from cavemen we have descended from highly intelligent and technologically advanced people.

    There seems to be enough proof of that.

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    In Welsh they aren't...

    tree...coeden

    rock...craig.

  • 8 months ago

    Trees are now called stones. Rocks are now called saplings.

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  • 8 months ago

    Your question is actually an entire  subject of science called linguistics. There is no simple answer

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Someone called it that, and other people followed suit

  • 8 months ago

    Why is a tree called a tree?

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    'Cos it'd be pretty stupid to call it Eric!

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    Same goes for rocks!

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