Cross-language parallels in parental kin terms

Anthropological Linguistics Vol/Iss. 1 Published In Pages: 1-5
By Murdock, George Peter


Nasal consonants, non-nasal labial stops, and low vowels will the sounds most frequently used by young children to denote the mother and father (1).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of percentagesSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Sound ClassesDependentPhonology
Words For Mother And FatherIndependentVocabulary