SpecGram: Phonotronic Energy Reserves and the Tiny Phoneme Hypothesis

An article in this month's Speculative Grammarian considers whether phonotronic energy could account for the results of Atkinson (2011) (commented on here) which support a serial founder effect on phoneme inventory.

The article demonstrates two things:

  1. The effects on phonotronic energy correlate well with phoneme inventory size
  2. I'm not the only one doing bonkers correlations