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Speaking ancient languages

Speaking ancient languages

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A UNM Linguistics professor’s recent project could help historians learn to properly pronounce ancient languages. Joan Bybee says she and another professor have identified the five “primal consonants” of human languages. Over time, the sounds English speakers currently make when pronouncing the letters b, t, k, s, and l underwent changes…MORE

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