Why didn't Europeans succeed in inventing clicking sounds, unlike Xhosa? Posted on May 22, 2023 by Anonymous Why didn't Europeans succeed in inventing clicking sounds, unlike Xhosa?
Wypipo ain't bix noodin.
Wikipedia says that Xhosa people didn't historically have clicks and that they borrowed it from other languages so they didn't invent it
Anyway I'm pretty ignorant about linguistics but I'd imagine that Africa would have more phonetic diversity than Europe
Bitches love Xhosa
The Xhosa didn't invent clicking sounds. The only people who independently invented clicking consonants were various unrelated African hunter-gatherers in East and Southern Africa. The Xhosa are a mixed race (Bantu and Khoi but predominantly Bantu culturally) population who speak a Nguni Bantu language with borrowed clicks from the Khoi.
Romanians have clicks
But they don't though. Do you mean the "ts" sound from their ţ letter?
The Nguni didn’t create click sounds
They adopted them from the KhoiKhoi and !San
They did, it's the "get going" sound when riding a horse. Clicks are really complicated phonologically and the limitations of them (they can only be nuclei) makes them not evolve very easily.
Better question, why were the zhosa so retarded that they had to make cricket sounds just to communicate?
>complexity = retarded according to the LULZ simpleton
Kind of is. Papuan languages are immensely complex but the speakers are all retards.
Correlation /=/ causation
Xhosa didn't "invent" click sounds. It's a Bantu language, which means that its clicks were borrowed from the original languages of southern Africa, like San and Taa. Bantu languages like Xhosa and Zulu are newfags on the scene.
In response to your question, areal influence. No natural languages outside southern Africa have clicks, so it's fairly hard to develop, quantum-like, out of nowhere.
not a natural language