In the 1981 Caveman comedy, Ringo Starr and Dennis Quaid spoke in Cavese:

– „Akita! Akita!”

– „Tala alunda Atouk. Atouk zug-zug Tala?”

– „No, Atouk zug-zug Lana.”

– „Oog?”

– „Oog macha ool.”

For cavespeak aficionados, a concise „Cavese dictionary” is listed below:

akita – come / help.
alunda – love.
araka – fire.
bato – be careful / beware.
bolu – friend.
boondo de bincha – alcohol.
chok – find.
dabo – bird.
daka – fight.
eeya! – help! / emergency!
f’sure – for sure / certainly / undoubtedly / absolutely.
gom – man/male.
gonna – face.
gonna-maka-zook – good-looking.
gonta – go / leave.
gu – in / into.
gu-tawa – cave / home.
kaza – magic thing.
keega – anima / beast.
kuda – come / come out / come along.
kuno – volcano.
lom – woman / female.
lom-gom – sissy / wimp.
loola – like / attracted to.
macha – dinosaur.
maka – big / great / much / very.
maka-daka – kill.
maka-keega – big dinosaur.
maka-loola – love.
maka-neh-zook – terrible / awful.
maka-zook – wonderful / great.
meeka – small / less.
necro – death.
neecha – predator / dino.
neh-bolu – foe / enemy / opponent.
neh-gonta – stay / remain.
neh – no / negative.
neh-soku – dead.
neh-unk – cold.
neh-zook – bad.
nie-keega – pet / trained animal.
nie – tame / nice / docile.
ool – food.
om – person.
oosha – important.
oosha – rule / lead.
oossha-gom – chief (male).
oossha-lom – chief (female).
owee – hurt / wound / bruise / pain.
pooka – an ouch / a wound rendering one a goner.
reeda – food.
reeshi – water.
shashi – stone.
soku – alive.
sonta – come / come here.
tawa – hill / mountain.
tooka-tooka – sex.
unk – hot / fire.
unk-owa – explode / erupt / bang!
unk-tawa – volcano.
vincha – bear.
wooza-gom – medicine man.
wooza – medicine / cure / heal.
yama-gonta – run away.
yama – run.
yeh – yes / positive.
yumma – eat / food / feed.
zeep – fast / swift.
zook – good.
zozzz – sleep.
zug-zug – sexual intercourse.

Si filmul complet la adresa:

Retrieved from:

http://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/cavespeak.html

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/caveman/

A more serious note:

„They are typically portrayed as primitive brutes capable only of grunting, but new research now suggests Neanderthals may have whiled away the hours in their caves in conversation.

Scientists who have been trawling through the DNA found in Neanderthal bones have discovered that the now extinct species had a “language gene” that is only found in modern humans.

Their controversial findings create the tantalising possibility that Neanderthals were in fact capable of speech much like humans and communicated with each other through their own language.

As language is seen as one of the key cornerstones that has set humans apart from other animals and allowed sophisticated cultures to develop, many anthropologists now believe it may have allowed Neanderthals to have their own culture.” (Richard Gray, 2007).

Retrieved from:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1566748/Cavemen-may-have-used-language.html

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