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From Listen to Your Child by David Crystal

An English child's utterances consist of a 'tum-ti-tum' rhythm, which contrasts with that of a French child: this, in turn, displays more of the 'rat-tat-rat' rhythm characteristic of French speech. A Chinese child begins to sound more 'sing-song'.
Just thinking what kind of "melodyc utterances" a Russian child produces?
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