Re: Crossing the language threshold was Re: First Language

Joerg Knappen (knappen@kph.Uni-Mainz.DE)
2 Sep 1995 11:01:28 GMT

> and, ps--I think it would be astounding if Neand. had no language

This claim derives from an old reconstruction of the vowel tract (now
considered wrong) of the Neanderthaler. According to that reconstruction,
Neanderthalers were unable to produce the sounds of speech.

--J"org Knappen.