An artery with origin in the facial artery, with distribution to the lower lip, and with anastomoses to the chin and lower lip arteries; inferior labial artery.
An artery with origin in the facial artery, with distribution to the upper lip and to the nasal septum, and with anastomoses to the sphenopalatine artery; superior labial artery.
Why do sounds close to “mama” appear in so many languages?Mother, maman, mommy, amma, mama, em, mum, mamma, mutter, mare, maty, ana . . . Across languages an uncanny pattern appears for the word “mother.” Why? Is it evidence of universal language? Is this evidence of sound symbolism at work, when a phoneme (sound) has meaning completely unto itself? If you are a linguist, baby talk is not a cute and meaning-lite semi-language used with …
What is lost when a language goes extinct?Are some languages able to express certain ideas better than others? Are there concepts that exist in particular languages and nowhere else? As more and more languages become extinct, linguists are realizing that they contain a type of knowledge beyond simply a different set of words and grammar. In the next fifty years, linguists believe that 3,500 languages will go extinct. As globalization has linked markets and communities, …
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