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First Link Between Language And Geography
2013-06-13 12:59:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that the only effect an environment has on the development of a language is vocabulary. However, a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE suggests that altitude can influence the used of ejective consonants in a language. Not used in the English language, ejective consonants are made by compressing air in the pharynx and then releasing it, resulting in a popping or guttural sound. "This...

2013-06-13 12:34:51

Certain consonant sounds found mainly in languages spoken at high altitudes The sounds of different languages may have been shaped by the geography of the places where they are spoken, according to research published June 5 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Caleb Everett from the University of Miami. Everett compared the sounds used in about 600 languages across the world with the regions they were commonly spoken, and found a strong correlation between high altitude and spoken...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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