LANGUAGE INFORMATION DENSITY


Interesting take in Time Science online on why some languages sound so very much faster than others.  Apparently, the issue is information density of individual syllables.  Syllables of slower-sounding languages pack more info into each syllable, so they do not have to use as many syllables.  But at the end of a given time unit, we are assured, each languages conveys the same amount of information.

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I'm a grumpy Czech-born clinical social worker who is vitally interested in the survival in the United States as a viable democracy and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
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