Linguistic study proves more than 6,000 languages use similar sounds for common words

A study from Cornell recently found that 6000 languages around the world used similar phonemes in words that represent the same thing. The researchers found that words used to describe “nose” are likely to have the sounds “neh” or “oo” in them, and words for “sand” are likely to begin with the “s” sound to name a couple. [Published on 09-13-2016]

Posted by Madeline Hamlin on September 26, 2016


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