Has the pattern of human laughter evolved over time?

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Offline Dimi

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Hey all, just a random question.

Has laughter always been 'ha-ha-ha' [or the other cultulral variations, ke-ke-ke, and whatever XD] or along those lines since the dawn of mankind?

Or was it a different sound?

If so, why do people laugh like hahaha and not some other reaction? (Or is there a case of someone who cries when laughing and laughs when crying? Not to be confused with the laugh cry and the cry laugh XD)
« Last Edit: 02/12/2009 15:01:39 by chris »
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Re: Has the pattern of human laughter evolved over time?
« Reply #1 on: 02/12/2009 03:22:46 »
'Ha!' sounds like it is because you're deflating your lungs (for some reason) and it comes out almost like a 'huh', yeah, that was just my 2 cents worth. Laugh it off if you don't like it.

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Re: Has the pattern of human laughter evolved over time?
« Reply #2 on: 02/12/2009 07:39:35 »
Later this month, you may find someone coming down your chimney laughing like this 'Ho ho ho', unless the fire is still alight, then he won't be laughing much at all.

Is this not more a spelling affair? Do the Spanish laugh with a 'Ja ja ja'?
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« Reply #3 on: 03/12/2009 05:11:42 »
Hm

Well .. I've met a few people who laugh saying lololololololol (in..person ...)

Despite the spelling affair, do the sounds sound similar?

If what chemistry says is true, then the sound of laughter is only done due to the human body and not based off of learnt conditions...

In the simpsons the french laughed like frogs :(
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« Reply #4 on: 03/12/2009 05:32:07 »
I hate it when people say aloud 'lol' and 'ROFL', it really pees me off. I mean WTF? [;D]

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« Reply #5 on: 08/12/2009 21:31:37 »
LOL

I mean hahaha :P

I know the feeeling. I wonder what laughter will be like in 1000 years ... loloolol ?? XD
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« Reply #6 on: 10/12/2009 14:48:18 »
LOL

I mean hahaha :P

I know the feeeling. I wonder what laughter will be like in 1000 years ... loloolol ?? XD

If the world continues the way its going, i doubt there will be much laughter anyway :(
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« Reply #7 on: 10/12/2009 22:55:18 »
I know what you mean!

I learnt about this when I was in year 4 or so, from happy herald.

He said that the evil aliens will invade and eventually laughter will go away and all you do is work work and or work.

Little did I think he was telling the truth.
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