Lorca says somewhere in some speech about the history of music that he thinks we sang before we spoke. This is an utterly beautiful idea. Could be true. Could be why music is so much more powerful than speaking.
Somebody told me once that laughter is a remnant of our original language. That’s even better.
Here’s some choral music from the villages of Ukraine that is probably ancient enough that it could sound like what you’d hear in a cave ten thousand years ago. No offence to Ukrainian villagers — this is amazing music, I think, and I like the idea of our ancestors sounding like this while chatting about the weather.