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Soft foods helped humans form 'f' and 'v' sounds

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Soft foods helped humans form 'f' and 'v' sounds

Mar 14 2019

According to researchers, the English language might never have enjoyed a richness of F-words had it not been for early farmers and the food processing they favored. Dairy products and other soft foods, such as gruel, porridge, soup and stews, helped shape our faces, the researchers claim, and allowed us to form the sounds “f” and “v”, known as labiodental fricatives...

Source: The Guardian

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