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Ancient Language sounds reconstructed through statistical analysis

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Rather interesting but a bit difficult to believe; 

From Archaeology News Network

"The sounds of languages that died thousands of years ago have been brought to life again through technology that uses statistics in a revolutionary new way.

Now, researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford have developed a sound-based method to move back through the family tree of languages that stem from PIE. They can simulate how certain words would have sounded when they were spoken 8,000 years ago."


Read more at https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2016/07/time-travelling-to-mother-tongue.html#4OiRiwz3GG9lByX0.99

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Lol. I did a fair amount of that, not so as I'd forget, but maybe just a bit regret. I didn't try any of that until college though. I bet basic training set your gyroscope straight again.

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Yeah, I went in for the college money and ended up in a couple of wars! To paraphrase what one of my team members used to say; nothing focuses the mind more than the prospect of your imminent death. 

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