Talk:Language geography

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Linguistics & Mergers[edit]

This page should merge with Linguistics. Laleenatalk to me contributions to Wikipedia 15:27, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

I strongly disagree, it is a field in itself. If we merge every single page we will end up with 4 pages (Humnities, Sciences, list of people, list of objects). --Lgriot (talk) 13:03, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Phonetics and geography[edit]

Do there exist approachable sources about wide-scale distribution of phonetic features, especially extralinguistic influences from the environment in which a language is spoken? For example, click consonants are most widespread in southern Africa, and I've read claims that languages spoken in harsher climates (e.g. cold, sand) tend to have fewer distinct vowels (e.g. Inuktitut, Arabic) or more consonant clusters due to speakers not wanting to open the mouth too far. I've heard about an article on this, but Google runs me into one paywall after another, unlike an article about downplaying this view. --Damian Yerrick (talk | stalk) 16:08, 8 February 2011 (UTC)


I think the map illustration used on this page may have been subjected to vandalism. Could someone check on this and take the necessary measures? --A R King (talk) 07:16, 19 September 2012 (UTC)