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The most ancient language consisted of a variety of sounds made according to affections, and was therefore a rational language (SEm 4778). This language was like the language of spirits, the language of a person’s interior ideas, which requires no instruction (SE 4870). The most ancient people could not have used a language of spoken words, because words of spoken language were not infused directly into the tongue, as their facial speech was, but had to be invented and applied to things, which could be done only with the passage of time (AC 8249).

Before the Hebrew language existed, ancient people wrote in a language similar to Hebrew. However, Hebrew deviates from this language because Hebrew has sharp terminations in the syllables, which are not there in the celestial language (SE 5581). In this most ancient language (and also in the Hebrew language), there were words that belonged to a celestial class, some that belonged to a spiritual class, and some that were common to both (SE 5114).

See also:

Communication with the Spiritual World, Eber, Hieroglyphics, Speech, Writing

Passages relating to Language and the Ancient Churches:

AC 8249; SE 4870; SE 5114; SE 5581; SEm 4778
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