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Is “Huh?” a Universal Word? Conversational Infrastructure and the Convergent Evolution of Linguistic Items

Figure 3

Vowel quality of interjection tokens by language.

Although the vowel of the OIR interjections is limited to the low-front region, auditory analysis shows that within that region, not all languages target the same spot – the interjections appear to have distinct vowel targets.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0078273.g003