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17. h 7 NOTES ON THE SIMELAN LANGUAGE
7 Since the evolution of a language closely parallels the development of the people who use it,
. it is not surprising that this is also the case with Sirnelan.
It cannot now be determined with certainty exactly what caused the mutations among the
Ancients that resulted in the division of the human race into Simes and Gens. At the beginning,
there were those who believed that the Sime mutation was the result, gone wild, of an ultra-secret
experiment in genetic engineering. The concurrent appearance of certain foods suitable only for
Sime consumption seemed to support this theory. Others considered the Sime mutation to have
arisen as a result of environmental pollution by chemicals prematurely certified as harmless, acting
on human metabolism. Still others believed that the incautious and ever- increasing use of new drugs
by the medical profession effected the change. The theory that both factors acted in combination
also had its advocates, as did the theory that Gens, as such, evolved in parallel with the Simes;
Nature does not create in a vacuum, giving a species needs impossible to satisfy. Members of
what the Ancients called The Lunatic Fringe firmly believed that the Simes were the result of the
introduction of genes from a non-human species into the gene pool, or that they had been created
because of something done to the Earth by Flying Saucers.
However mysterious the cause, the mutation rate among the Ancients proved to be unstoppable
and widely divergent. By the time of Klyd Farris, eight distinct Sime mutations had been identified,
as well as the Farris secondary sub-mutation, and there was a strong possibility that this same
diversity also applied to Gens. I4 '