Day: June 4, 2019

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You Can Pronounce “French Fries,” Thanks to Early Farming

French fries, volcanic vent, flourishing flower, vector video — you might not be able to pronounce these phrases if not for ancient farmers who unknowingly helped humans develop the ability to enunciate f and v sounds. In a study published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Science, a team of linguists explored the correlation between human …

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