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Learning how to talk

You are born able to recognise language - newborn babies can tell the sounds 'b' and 'p' apart. Before they learn to talk, at six months, babies have the potential to speak any language: they start to babble, making noises including ones that are unknown in their own language. For example, Japanese babies can still tell the sounds 'ra' and 'la' apart, but most Japanese adults cannot.

Japanese babies can tell the sounds 'ra' and 'la' apart, but most Japanese adults cannot.
Japanese babies can tell the sounds 'ra' and 'la' apart, but most Japanese adults cannot.
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