Re: JDM on Negus.

H. M. Hubey (
17 Sep 1995 17:35:04 -0400

Elaine Morgan <> writes:

>It is not just the continuation of a trend. In none of the other adult
>primates has the larynx permanently lost contact with the
>palate. It is not just a question of retreating another half-inch.
>It drops right down into the throat below the back of the tongue.
>And as others beside myself have often observed it takes a lot of

It seems that one can easily claim this has
to do with the aquatic life style.

If the mouth keeps getting water all the time, then the
larynx in contact with water would have had a bigger
problem resonating and producing sounds.


Regards, Mark