Recommended Books on why langauges are so different.
April 22, 2012 2:34 AM Subscribe
What are some recommended books for the general reader on why languages are so different
. How come languages such as Thai, Mandarin, Hebrew or the Indo-European langauges have such hugely different alphabets, let alone such vast differences in pronunciation? Given that human societies share many common characteristics, how come we ended up speaking so differently from each other. As I say, I'd prefer books aimed at the general reader, rather than, say, linguistics specialists.
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