Nouns slow down our speech, an analysis of nine languages reveals

Scientists attribute this to nouns ‘representing new information'.
Nouns slow down our speech because we unconsciously pause and tend to use sounds like “uhm” or “uh” before them, scientists have found. The researchers from Amsterdam and Zur[...]

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