Fascinating study I would love to see a map with phoneme numbers. Especially the metu neter of Classical African Civilization, Kemet (Ancient Egypt).
Human Language Arose From Africa: Study
Human language arose in southern Africa, a new study in Science magazine claims.
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According to the Washington Post, researcher Quentin Atkinson of the University of Auckland in New Zealand conducted the study by breaking down 504 languages into their smallest components, called phonemes. As the Post explains, the words "rip" and "lip" are separated by one phoneme, "one corresponding to the letter 'r' and the other to the letter 'l.'"