Italians can speak up to nine syllables per second, while Germans deliver five to six syllables in the same tick of a watch. Yet, they transmit a similar amount of information, according to a new study.
Italians can speak up to nine syllables per second, while Germans deliver five to six syllables in the same tick of a watch. Yet, they transmit a similar amount of information, according to a recent study.
Fascinating. All human languages seem to have nearly the same info transmission rate, about 39 bits/second (twice the speed of Morse code). High density languages like German move slower to compensate, whereas low density ones like Italian move faster
"... no matter how fast or slowly languages are spoken, they tend to transmit information at about the same rate: 39 bits per second, about twice the speed of Morse code."
“Human speech may have a universal transmission rate: 39 bits per second“ More confirmation of the Shannon Limit to human consciousness. We are #VoiceFirst and are limited to a necessary limit to sensory inputs. H/T ⁦the amazing
“It really seems that the bottleneck is in putting the ideas together.” Well, that's humankind history in one sentence, isn't it? Still, #mustread about all languages being the same "at delivering information"
Human speech may have a universal transmission rate: 39 bits per second
Researchers find that human languages transmit information at around the same speed 39 bits/sec : #language #data
It seems that when designing our carbon programs, we must be cognizant of bandwidth limitations
People can understand speech 20% faster than they can produce it. So through all of history learning via speech has been inefficiently slow. But now, with sped up audiobooks and podcasts, we can put an end to that! Source:
fascinating article. immediate thought (what with language allowed creation of money) is the different transmission rates of cryptocurrency protocols.
Human speech may have a universal transmission rate: 39 bits per second
Interesting perspective on #linguistics: No matter how fast or slow different languages are spoken, information may be transmitted at about the same rate: 39 bits per second
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