Bushmen people have a unique language that is characterized by the use of clicks in their speech. This characteristic is exclusive of Bushmen peoples and some other southern Bantu languages. These clicks can be described as “mouthed” because the sounds are produced by variations of mouth movements that let air pass into the mouth. To produce such clicks requires the use of the lips, alveolar ridge (the ridge behind the teeth of the upper jaw), tongue, teeth, cheek and palate. Because this language is different from any other in the world, linguists have made many attempts at translating these sounds into written language, often using symbols to express them. The fact that t...
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