“I love picking up stories that reveal the humanity of unborn babies. Now a new study shows that babies, even before they are born, are learning how to talk just like their mothers sound.
In this study, the scientists compared recordings of 30 French and 30 German infants aged between two and five days old. While the French newborns more frequently produced rising crying tones, German babies cried with falling intonation. The reason for this is presumably the differing intonation patterns in the two languages, which are already perceived in the uterus and are later reproduced. Or to put it in simple English: before they are even born, babies start learning from their mommies.”