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Psammetichus, who, Herodotus tells us, "caused two new-born infants to be isolated for two years and suckled by goats. At the end of this time the only word the children could say was "bekos," the word "bek" being Phrygian for "bread." Hence Psammetichus concluded that Phrygian was the most ancient language in existence. The Scholiast, however, takes the commonplace view that the children were merely trying to imitate the bleating of the goats, which is probably correct." --Functional nervous disorders in childhood (1907) Guthrie, Leonard George, 1858-1918




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