Friday, April 15, 2011

Study links language differences to migration route of early humans

All Languages Tracked to Single African Tongue - Study links language differences to migration route of early humans

"The Confusion of Tongues" via Newser

Some languages in southern Africa have more than 100 phonemes while German has 41 and Hawaiian only 13. Atkinson believes that spoken language first arose amid early humans in Africa and was carried with the relatively small groups of migrants who left the continent and eventually spread around the world.

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