“I gradually came to see that phonetics had an important bearing on human relations — that when people of different nations pronounce each other’s languages really well (even if vocabulary & grammar are not perfect), it has an astonishing effect of bringing them together, it puts people on terms of equality, a good understanding between them immediately pops up.” – Daniel Jones

Thank goodness for him and his ability to articulate what I can’t.

On a related note, check out what some researchers did before realizing that–oops–X-rays are actually really bad for you. This video to show how complex the speech mechanism is. The star of the video did not, in fact, die of cancer, which is proof that miracles exist if ever there was proof.

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