re carrying things in teeth

Ania Lian (ania@LINGUA.CLTR.UQ.OZ.AU)
Fri, 8 Mar 1996 10:48:02 +1000

Remember our latest discussion whether Neand. had a language?

There seems to be an evidence that Neanderthals carried things in
their teeth... now, would this tell us anything about their langauge, i.e.
at the moment it seems to me bit odd that I would fill my mouth with
things and hence shut my mouth, so to speak ..:-)

I know this thought may be of no value, as anyone can tell me that they
could speak when their mouth was not full :-), I just wonder that a person
bigger and stronger than our stereoids filled bodybuilders would stuff
their mouth with things which s/he could carry, say, on their head...
am I the only one wondering about that?? any suggestions from those who
know more???