Mom/mother sounds similar in many languages, why?
June 7, 2010 12:30 AM Subscribe
Mom, mère, мама, แม่, μαμά, 媽媽, maminka, mẹ, mamãe... how did so many languages naturally come up with the starting sound of Mmmm
for this word?
posted by querty to Writing & Language (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
A coincidence? Natural phenomenon? Babies like the "M" sound?