September 13, 2011

Ever wonder why other languages sound so fast? 
Researchers at Université de Lyon decided to dig deeper into this common phenomenon. They recruited 59 male and female volunteers who were native speakers of one of seven common languages, instructed them to read 20 different texts into a recorder, and analyzed the results. 
It turns out, Spaniards really do sprint and Chinese really do stroll, but they will tell you the same story in the same span of time. Check out the article for more details here.  
via Time and Brainpicker

Ever wonder why other languages sound so fast? 

Researchers at Université de Lyon decided to dig deeper into this common phenomenon. They recruited 59 male and female volunteers who were native speakers of one of seven common languages, instructed them to read 20 different texts into a recorder, and analyzed the results. 

It turns out, Spaniards really do sprint and Chinese really do stroll, but they will tell you the same story in the same span of time. Check out the article for more details here.  

via Time and Brainpicker