Professor John Coleman from the Phonetics Department at Oxford University presenting his talk “Voices from the Past” to the Isle of Wight Cafe Scientifique.
He discusses, how do present day languages sound compared to those spoken by our ancestors? An audio journey into the spoken words of the past.
Discover the deep cultural connections we share with our linguistic cousins across Europe and Asia and hear reconstructions of ancient words, last spoken over 6,000 years ago.
Professor John Coleman: Presentation slides
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Q&A with the audience