[lg policy] Time travelling to the mother tongue [extrapolating sounds in Proto-Indo-European]

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at cantab.net
Tue Aug 16 16:03:07 EDT 2016


"A word said in a certain language will have a different shape to the same word in 
another language, or an earlier language. The researchers can shift from one shape to 
another through a series of small changes in the statistics. “It’s more than an 
averaging process, it’s a continuum from one sound to the other,” adds Aston, who is 
funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). “At each 
stage, we can turn the shape back into sound to hear how the word has changed.”"

More here:
https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/time-travelling-to-the-mother-tongue

Dave

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Dr. Dave Sayers, ORCID no. 0000-0003-1124-7132
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University | www.shu.ac.uk
Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University & WISERD | www.wiserd.ac.uk
dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://shu.academia.edu/DaveSayers
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