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#116437 - 11/23/03 10:12 PM You know how to whistle, don't you?
sjmaxq Offline
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Registered: 07/20/03
Posts: 3230
Loc: Te Ika a Maui
You just put your lips together, and silbo:

noho ora mai

#116438 - 11/23/03 11:40 PM Re: You know how to whistle, don't you?
consuelo Offline
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Registered: 06/11/01
Posts: 2636
Loc: Caribbean
No...*sigh* I was born with a broken whistler, but I can roll my rrrrs and purr
There is a Guatemalan Indian dialect I heard once that sounded very much like bird calls. Not quite the same, I know, but. Their dialect wasn't so loud it couldn't be used for romance.

#116439 - 11/24/03 08:32 AM Re: You know how to whistle, don't you?
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 4189
Loc: Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
Now there's a man who *really whistles while he works!

There was a code-language developed by the Amerindian tribes
consisting of assorted bird and animal calls that let them communicate over distances, most especially in times of inter-tribal warfare, or during their fight for survival against the US Army. Wonder what that is called? Or if it has any kind of official bearing in a lingual context at all. And wonder, also, if the Amerindians in the Central and Southern part of the continent also used a similar language during the days of the Conquistidors, etc.

#116440 - 11/24/03 03:13 PM Re: You know how to whistle, don't you?
Zed Offline

Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
"What homework do you have tonight?"
"Math, socials and I have a whistling test tomorrow."

#116441 - 11/25/03 07:42 AM Re: You know how to whistle, don't you?
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11613
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Good grief--if denizens of another planet ever do come and visit--or if we go find another inhabited world--how will we EVER understand what they're communicating??


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