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Evolution of language

Climate may impact how human languages evolve and sound

 Languages with complex tones are more likely to occur in humid regions of the world, while languages with simple tones are found in frigid areas or dry deserts, scientists say.

Jan 25, 2015, 14:55 PM IST

Climate affects development of human speech

Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers say that languages with complex tones are much more likely to occur in the world's humid regions.

Jan 24, 2015, 21:04 PM IST