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#116437 - 11/24/03 03:12 AM You know how to whistle, don't you? Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,230 sjmaxq
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Te Ika a Maui
You just put your lips together, and silbo:
noho ora mai
#116438 - 11/24/03 04:40 AM Re: You know how to whistle, don't you? Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,636 consuelo
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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 01:32 PM Re: You know how to whistle, don't you? Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 4,189 WhitmanO'Neill
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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 08:13 PM Re: You know how to whistle, don't you? Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,154 Zed
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British Columbia, Canada
"What homework do you have tonight?"
"Math, socials and I have a whistling test tomorrow."
#116441 - 11/25/03 12:42 PM Re: You know how to whistle, don't you? Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613 Jackie
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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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