Once upon a time linguists used to
classify all languages as one of three types: Semitic, Japhetic, or Hamitic -
who fathered Shem, Japhet, and Ham?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
This classification has been superseded,
because it became obvious that many languages did not fit within the pattern
suggested by the Bible.
Japhetic languages are now called Indo-European languages.
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