The ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation
Contemporary secondary school 25 with advanced learning
Rossosh, Voronezh Region
Автор работы: Литвинова Анна,
учащаяся 8а класса
Россошь - 2016
«Language is the age-old work of a whole generation»
This wise statement was made bythe famousRussian writer and ethnographer
And I`m absolutely sure that he was right.Today it is hard to imagine that once the books were printed without the well-known icons, which are called punctuation marks.They have become so familiar to us that we don't notice them, and hence can't appreciate. Meanwhile, the punctuation lives its own life in the language and has its r own interesting history.In everyday life we are surrounded by many objects, things, phenomena, so familiar that we seldom reflect on the questions: when and how did these phenomena and consequently are the words of their calling? Who is their maker and Creator? Always so familiar to us words meant what they mean today? What is the history of their occurrence in our lives and language?People should know the history of their state, people should know the history of their own language. Writing and the need for punctuation marks were not only in Russia but also in other countries of the world. So with the advent and development of book-printing (XV – XVI centuries) has identified a need to have punctuation in the middle of the XV century Italian typographer of Manuzi (Italian humanist, publisher and printer who worked in Venice. Especially famous edition of the authors Greek literature) invented punctuation for the European alphabet, which was adopted in most European countries and still exists today.
There are many countries, many people and of course a lot of languages. All languages are beautiful and harmonic. And unknown question comes into my mind: How all the languages have been created?
They were created by a great number of generations. Languages were changed due to the changing of the man. Comparing nowadays languages with those they spoke in ancient times we may find out many differences between them. All this happens during centuries and will go on. Shortly all this depends of a human factor. As far people live as long our languages will stand.