to us,as insinders,it seems obvious that speech includes words.if someone asks,for example,for three oranges.the word three is one word with one
meaning,and oranges another with another meaning.but an outsinder would have
no easy clue to the existence of these words. try,if in doubt,to listen to
someone speaking a language totally unknow to you.there will be pauses when
they breathe or hesitate,but no audible divisions among smaller units.
therefore,even though we take for granted that such units must be no already
convincing,look at the display in fig.1 overleaf,of a recording of three
successive words as spoken naturally in english.the variations in the signal
largely correspond to our distinctions between vowels and consonants.but it is not cut off between words.it seems then that an alien investigator might
at first hear no more than an intermittent burble.how can they discover
whether parts of it have separate functions?
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