How do things get named?
Why is a tree called a tree? Why is a rock called a rock?
- Anonymous8 months agoFavourite answer
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
- Don VertoLv 78 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.
- LônLv 78 months ago
In Welsh they aren't...
- David SLv 78 months ago
Trees are now called stones. Rocks are now called saplings.
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- Master ShakeLv 48 months ago
Your question is actually an entire subject of science called linguistics. There is no simple answer
- ZirpLv 78 months ago
Someone called it that, and other people followed suit
- hungryjoeLv 68 months ago
Why is a tree called a tree?
'Cos it'd be pretty stupid to call it Eric!
Same goes for rocks!