John McWhorter on Proto-Indo-European mama and papa.

Did Cavebabies Say Mama and Papa?

Did Cavebabies Say Mama and Papa?

A show about the mysteries of English.
Aug. 22 2017 10:27 AM

Did Cavebabies Say Mama and Papa?

Languages across the world developed similar words for mom and dad. How is that possible?

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John McWhorter explains how languages across the world developed similar words for mama and papa.

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