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The Ability to Pronounce "F" and "V" Sounds Might Have Evolved Along With Diet


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“French fries” might not be on the menu if not for ancient farmers, and not because we can now grow plenty of potatoes, but because it would be harder to enunciate the f sounds needed to order them. The ability to make labiodental sounds—which are sounds that require you to put your lower lip on your upper teeth, such as f and v sounds—may not have fully developed until agriculture introduced softer foods to the human diet, changing our jaws, according to an intriguing and controversial study published today in Science.

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The Ability to Pronounce "F" and "V" Sounds Might Have Evolved Along With Diet
Smithsonian - March 14, 2019

“French fries†might not be on the menu if not for ancient farmers, and not because we can now grow plenty of potatoes, but because it would be harder to enunciate the f sounds needed to order them. The ability to make labiodental sounds—which ...

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