a type of softball with ten players per side and in which each pitch must travel in an arc from three to ten feet high.
Are some languages really faster than English? Does that mean slower languages are less effective?Think of when you’ve listened to someone speak Spanish or Japanese. Does it seem the words flow out very quickly, faster than other languages? Academics would agree with you. For the last decade, linguists have speculated that different languages are spoken at significantly different rates. The challenge has been how to measure the respective speeds. Recently, linguist François Pellegrino along with his team at the …
Twinkle, twinkle: The hidden purpose behind the silliness of nursery rhymesNursery rhymes rely on meter and rhyme to stick into our memories. When we remember them, we do not remember just the words; we remember them in time, sometimes even with their pitch. Before children acquire words and syntax, parents naturally talk to them in a particular style. In the late 1980s, psychologist Deborah Kemler-Nelson proved that mothers all over the world speak to their …
- slow wave,
- slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis,
- slow-scan television,
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