‘Mama’ and ‘Papa’

Ken writes:

Via Language Log, I came across this comic.

It turns out this is a hypothesis by a linguist called Roman Jakobson and the comments on the original language log post link to an essay by R Trask expounding and defending the suggestion.

It’s ingenious!
p.s. sorry about the size of the image. You might need to adjust the size of your browser window to display the image properly (or you could just click the image and navigate to the comic book site).


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