Rise of Babel is very different to that of OTL. All languages come from a single mother tongue, Babble (OTL = Ancient Hebrew). In addition, the continual presence of a central authority prevented the emergence of significant lingual drift until the colonization of Gomeria and Oceania. However, major new languages did not develop until the colonization of space. Today, modern Babble (OTL = Modern Hebrew) is the dominant human language and the language of interplanetary communication, though several planetary languages do exist.