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Do Spanish Speakers Really Talk so Quickly?

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Published on: 2012/04/17

Are some languages really faster than English? 

 

Are some languages really faster than English? Does that mean slower languages are less effective?

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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 Univer­sity of Lyon in France tried to break down the rate differences between seven languages: British English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.

 Scientific American


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