John Rupert Firth Quote

The phonetic animal par excellence is man. All men are born with an infinite capacity for making noises and using them.


1964, p. 141; Chapter 1; Chapter 1: The Origin of Speech - Speech, 1930

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The phonetic animal par excellence is man. All men are born with an infinite capacity for making noises and using them.

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The phonetic animal par excellence is man. All men are born with an infinite capacity for making noises and using them.

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The phonetic animal par excellence is man. All men are born with an infinite capacity for making noises and using them.

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The phonetic animal par excellence is man. All men are born with an infinite capacity for making noises and using them.