Why didn't Europeans succeed in inventing clicking sounds, unlike Xhosa?

Why didn't Europeans succeed in inventing clicking sounds, unlike Xhosa?

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Low IQ

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wypipo ain't bix noodin.

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    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

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds ugly

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bitches love Xhosa

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      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.

      10/10

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Romanians have clicks

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      But they don't though. Do you mean the "ts" sound from their ţ letter?

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanian_phonology#Other_consonants

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Nguni didn’t create click sounds

    They adopted them from the KhoiKhoi and !San

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    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.

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Better question, why were the zhosa so moronic that they had to make cricket sounds just to communicate?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >complexity = moronic according to the IQfy simpleton

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Kind of is. Papuan languages are immensely complex but the speakers are all morons.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Correlation /=/ causation

  10. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    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 newbies 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.

    >Damin lol
    not a natural language

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