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Linguists discover humans have “Universal Language”‘universal-language’/7841134

A first-of-its-kind linguistic study reveals more than two-thirds of the world’s languages use the same sounds for the same words.

The breakthrough finding disproves one of the most fundamental concepts in linguistics — the idea that the relationship between the sound of a word and its meaning is unrelated.

Instead it proves that humans tend to use the same sounds for common objects and ideas, no matter what language they are speaking.

More than just onomatopoeia apparently.



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Since long it is believed that the language has an innate part: Universal grammar


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Universal sound-meaning relationships are not the same thing as grammar.



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The “Grammar” used in Mr. Chomsky’s article has a somewhat different meaning / context. Interesting article.


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