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The Randomness of Language Evolution

The Randomness of Language Evolution

The Atlantic - Ed Yong

English is shaped by more than natural selection. Joshua Plotkin’s dive into the evolution of language began with clarity—and also a lack of it. Today, if you wanted to talk about something that’s clear, you’d say that it has clarity. But if you were around in 1890, you would almost certainly have …

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