History, on the tip of your tongue.

A team of researchers has come up with a list of two dozen “ultraconserved words” that have survived 150 centuries. It includes some predictable entries: “mother,” “not,” “what,” “to hear” and “man.” It also contains surprises: “to flow,” “ashes” and “worm.”

via Linguists identify 15,000-year-old ‘ultraconserved words’ – The Washington Post.

 

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