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Re: Nqwebasaurus, an African ornithomimosaur

I'm surprised no one has mentioned this paper yet:

Atkinson QD 2011 Phonemic diversity supports a serial founder effect
model of language expansion from Africa. Science 332(6027): 346--9

The phoneme inventory size strongly correlates with geographical
distance from Africa. It's not inversely proportional to wearing
"actual" clothes (whatever those are) or living in multi-story
buildings, though.

David Černý