Why Speaking English May Spread More Coronavirus Than Other Languages

New research suggests that English speakers put more droplets into the air when they talk, which may make them more likely to spread

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According to a linguist from RUDN University, the number of COVID-19 cases in a country might be … [+] related to the existence of aspirated consonants in its main language of communication.

Covid-19 has changed all that, which is why researchers at RUDN University studied whether people who speak languages with aspirated continents have a higher rate of the novel coronavirus infection.

These countries showed 255 cases of Covid-19 per 1 million residents, while the countries where the languages had few aspirated consonants had 206 cases of Covid-19 per 1 million residents.

There were indeed more cases of coronavirus infection in countries that spoke languages with aspirated consonants.

While Japanese has few aspirated consonants leading speakers to produce little spit while talking, English has three of them.

New research suggests that English speakers put more droplets into the air when they talk, which may make them more likely to spread COVID-19.

Since the novel coronavirus is spread by droplets, how spitty a language is may contribute to different rates of the disease.

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