131783Re: "Tracheal" consonants: a curiosity?
- Jun 2, 2005
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From: # 1 <salut_vous_autre@...>
> Yeah that's what I mean, using such sound modifies the throat...
> (a genetic
> particularity inherited from succecive generations of epiglottis
> users?Anyway ,that's not really important...)
That's simply not how genetic evolution works, though it is how
Lamarkian evolution works, which was a fairly dominant theory before
genetics as a science came to the fore.
The simple fact is that (aside from a few extreme situations) the
environment does not shape the existing genes of a living creature. If
there were a situation where passing on your genes to the next
generation depended on your ability to produce epiglottal consonants, I
could agree, but I find it quite hard to construct a plausible scenario
where that would be the case.
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