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


We Can Thank Agriculture and Soft Food for the  F  Word, Claims Provocative New Study

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…

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Tags: Science, Anthropology, Human Speech, Paleontology, Human Evolution, Ancient Humans, Human Diet

Source:  https://gizmodo.com/we-can-thank-agriculture-and-soft-food-for-the-f-word-1833292068




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