We say less than we think we do
How our brain processes spontaneous conversations
Tuuk, Daak and Fosmij: while these Dutch words may not sound familiar, they are used everyday. This is how we often pronounce Natuurlijk (of course), Dadelijk (directly) and Volgens mij (according to me). There is a big difference between how language is formally pronounced, and how words sound in everyday conversation. Yet we understand each other perfectly. How does this work? Linguist Mirjam Ernestus uses math to understand how our brain processes language.
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