John McWhorter on why languages have contractions.

Why Do Languages Have Contractions?

Why Do Languages Have Contractions?

A show about the mysteries of English.
July 11 2017 12:33 PM

Why Do Languages Have Contractions?

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John McWhorter explains how languages develop contractions.

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