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This was not in line with the theological notion that God had endowed Adam with a perfect language, but it conformed to the Scottish 'four stages' theory.(30) Thus the reviewer amended Prichard's pro-Celtic theory in such a manner as to controvert his Biblicist convictions while retaining Sanskrit's historical supremacy: 'The early ancestors of the copiously inflecting Hindoos and musical-tongued Greeks must once have jabbered an indigested interjectionary speech', stated the Eclectic Review, 'the language must have begun from a savage unformed state, and proceeded towards a certain perfection, developing itself in different countries by various methods and with various success.'(31)