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In the beginning was the big bang

Language is not, as we are led to suppose by the dictionary, the invention of academicians or philologists. Rather, it has been evolved thru time, thru a long time, by peasants, by fisherman, by hunters, by riders. It did not come from the libraries; it came from the fields, from the sea, from rivers, from night, from the dawn.

— Borges, Lectures on Thought & Poetry

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