Cross-cultural correlates of the consonant-vowel (cv) syllable

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 30 Published In Pages: 60-83
By Munroe, Robert L., Munroe, Ruth H., Winters, Stephen


This study examines whether language construction, specifically the number of consonant-vowel syllables, will be related to the environment and literacy of a society. Empirical analysis suggests that consonant-vowel syllables are more common in warmer climates and less common in written languages.

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