389: Mailbag of Pronouns

389: Mailbag of Pronouns

Update: 2019-12-04
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Again we open the Mailbag and answer our listeners' questions.

  • What do lisps sound like in languages without the 'th' sound?
  • How do gender-neutral terms work in languages with gendered pronouns?
  • Do languages get more efficient over time?
  • 'One-third' looks like 'three', so why doesn't 'half' look like 'two'?
  • Does any poetic meter mimic the "natural rhythm" of human speech?
  • How do children acquire humour?

All on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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389: Mailbag of Pronouns

389: Mailbag of Pronouns

Daniel Midgley and Hedvig Skirgård