Ursprache     The Lost Language of Paradise

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A reconstructed hypothetical parent language.

The term Ursprache is German for the speech of Ur, Ur being an ancient city of Babylonia (modern day Iraq). The home of the fabled Tower of Babel. God is said to have confused human language to prevent us from attaining god-like powers. So the term Ursprache means the Lost Language of Paradise.

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