Why some speakers cant understand speakers who understand them - Asymmetric Intelligibility



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Sometimes two languages are close enough that speakers of one understand the other. But it's not always fair. It's easier for Danish speakers to understand Swedish than the other way around. Same goes for Portuguese and Spanish. Many other languages, too. How come?Subscribe for language:



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ani... asymmetric intelligibility danish language language linguistics mutual intelligibility norwegian language scandinavian languages swedish language