We Can Thank Agriculture and Soft Food for the 'F' Word, Claims Provocative New Study (page 2)

Humans couldn’t always easily produce “f” and “v” sounds, according to a surprising new study. The reason we can now enjoy words like “flavor” and “effervescent,” say the researchers, has to do with changes to the ancestral human diet and the introduction of soft foods—a development that altered the way we bite, and…Read more...

Human speech sounds evolved because of our diet, study says

Although languages around the world vary greatly, some share similar speech sounds. A new study suggests that labiodental sounds like "f" and "v" are included in about half of the world's languages ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from CNN

Study: How You Speak Shaped by What Your Ancestors Ate

NewsThe way most of us speak today is shaped in part by how long ago our ancestors gave up chewing tough, raw meat.Contributed Author: Christina Larson, Associated PressTopics: Food/Bev

Mon 18 Mar 19 from Laboratory Equipment

Neolithic diet helped develop ‘f’ sound

Language was shaped by culturally induced changes in human biology, say researchers

Fri 15 Mar 19 from The Hindu

Diet-induced changes favor innovation in speech sounds

Diet-induced changes in the human bite resulted in new sounds such as 'f' in languages all over the world, a study by an international team led by researchers has shown. The findings contradict ...

Fri 15 Mar 19 from ScienceDaily

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