Languages in Drier Climates Use Fewer Vowels

Frontiers in Psychology Vol/Iss. 8(1285) ? Published In Pages: 1-15
By Everett, Caleb


Ambient humidity will be positively associated with vowel utilization.


Controlled for language families, and the test persists when languages are replaced with randomly samples language families, or when region specific comparison is conducted.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Beta RegressionSupportedP < .001R Squared = .286UNKNOWN