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The words were from a very old language.
Those words have extremely old origins.
linked to #410801
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  • pjer
  • Dec 21st 2010, 21:19
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Sentence #48171

eng
Those words have extremely old origins.

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blay_paul
Jun 10th 2010, 12:22
Hmm, I'm not quite sure about this translation.
Scott
Jun 24th 2010, 14:06
It's fine I think.

Those words have extremely old words as their origins. That would be a more literal translation.
Scott
Jun 24th 2010, 14:08
But it could also mean language. (I also noticed that the Japanese is in the past tense).
blay_paul
Jun 24th 2010, 14:10
> But it could also mean language. (I also noticed that the
> Japanese is in the past tense).

Both of which is in the original version.
Scott
Jun 24th 2010, 14:26
It's my impression that 言葉の起源 refers primarily to the origin of words and not languages. But then gg5 has a sentence where it's translated has "the origin of speech." I don't know if there's a definite answer here without more context.
blay_paul
Jun 24th 2010, 14:29
I think what I'll do is put the original version back as an alternative translation of the Japanese.

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