Feel The beat: Rhythm…and…Language (by Peter Kimpton)

Excerpt from Feel the beat: how rhythm shapes the way we use and understand language

by Peter Kimpton | The Guardian (UK) |Fri 6 Mar 2015 10.23 EST

Do you feel the rhythm? Or a French rythme, Spanish ritmo, Swedish rytm, Russian ритм (ritm) or Japanese rizumu? Is there a difference? Perhaps one way to find out is to have a French conversation, German konversation, Spanish conversación, or Italian conversatione? Doing so will of course reveal many differences, but languages of the world also share much, just as these words demonstrate…. [click HERE for the rest]

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