Any of the veins that pass from the labia majora to the pudendal veins, such as the anterior labial and posterior labial veins.
Either of the two veins that drain the lips: inferior labial vein and superior labial.
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 …
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