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A new study has that mothers all over the world to their babies in the same way. The research is from the Baby Lab at Princeton University in the USA. The researchers who the study said "motherese" is a universal language. They said baby talk is not just lots of cute noises and coochy-coos. The words and sounds that mothers to their babies are quite complex. They a special form of communication that mothers in the same way across the world. These sounds very important in the language development in infants. Dr Elise Piazza, co-author of the research, said baby talk is a lot more important than we . She said: "It is not something to embarrassed about at all."

The researchers 24 different mothers talking to their babies. The babies aged between seven months and one year. The mothers to their children in 10 different native languages, including English, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian and Hebrew. Dr Piazza said: "We basically mothers into the lab and them play with and read to their own babies, just like they would at home." She added: "We that mothers [change the] basic quality of their voices when speaking to infants, and they so in a [very similar] way across many diverse languages." The study didn’t at fathers' talk, but Piazza that it is likely fathers would also in a similar way across the world.

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