Toddler helps translate Jonathan Swift love letters

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New research suggests that the language Gulliver's Travels author Jonathan Swift used in a series of letters to two women reflects the way babies talk.

Dr Abigail Williams - of St Peter's, Oxford University - has studied the early 18th Century correspondence sent by Swift from London to the women in Dublin.

She said her son had helped solve some of the mysteries of Swift's text.

Dr Williams claims that the only way to understand Swift's letters was to read them out loud.

She has dubbed it "little language" - a form of juvenile wordplay in which consonants in familiar words were replaced....

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