LINGUIST List 15.290

Mon Jan 26 2004

Media: The Guardian: The English disease

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  1. Elizabeth Pyatt, Spread of SARS throurgh aspirated consonants

Message 1: Spread of SARS throurgh aspirated consonants

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 08:57:55 -0500 (EST)
From: Elizabeth Pyatt <ejp10psu.edu>
Subject: Spread of SARS throurgh aspirated consonants


This was originally posted on PHONET, but there is an article in the
Guardian from a scientist reporting that SARS is more easily spread by
speakers whose words have aspirated consonants. It also asks if
languages should be changed to be 'less lethal.'

http://education.guardian.co.uk/egweekly/story/0,5500,1126570,00.html 
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