Native Ohioans' Speaking Patterns Help Scientists Decipher Famous Moon Landing Quote
May 30, 2013 — When Neil Armstrong took his first step on the Moon, he claimed he said, "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" -- but many listeners think he left out the "a." A team of speech scientists and psychologists from Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing and The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus is taking a novel approach to deciphering Armstrong's quote by studying how speakers from his native central Ohio pronounce "for" and "for a."
Neil Armstrong in July of 1969. (Image Source: NASA)Their results suggest that it is entirely possible that Armstrong said what he claimed, though evidence indicates that people are statistically more likely to hear "for man" instead of "for a man" on the recording.
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Sources: Acoustical Society of America (ASA), ScienceDaily.com .
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