INTERESTING LANGUAGE ANECDOTES (Post No.8336)

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Post No. 8336

Date uploaded in London – 13 July 2020   

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MUSICAL TALK IN GOMERA ISLAND AND TAMIL SANGAM LITERATURE

Two thousand years old Sangam Tamil literature gives interesting details about Whistle Language of the Tamil community. This corroborates the information published in NEW SCIENTIST issue dated 6th August 2015.

Sangam Tamil literature says that the wise cowherds brought back the cows to the shed by using whistles. Other poems described how the whistling kites are whistling in the desert lands.

Both the verses are in Akananuru verses 79, 213.

We such things in Scotland as well. The shepherd dogs act according to the whistling signals of the shepherds. The dogs nicely roundup the sheep and push them inside the fence and then the shepherds lock them.

 In a Spanish Island called Gomera, part of Canary islands, the Guanches have been using whistling through their mouth to pronounce even words. Before the Spanish arrival they used their own language and now Spanish words in whistling.

An interesting letter published in the New Scientist  has the following matter from a reader:-

“Your box on musical language in the article on music’s relationship to spoken language brought to mind the Whistling Language of Gomera in the Canary Islands.

Communication between villagers on hill tops separated by deep valleys is effected by whistling  inflected by local speech patterns. ‘Come home for dinner; your dinner is on the table’, ‘Bring more wood for the fire on the way back’ and many similar instructions and conversations are understood far beyond the range of shouting”.

Their whistle language is heard up to five kilometres. Now UNESCO has appreciated their language skill and classified it as a heritage.

AKANANURU SINGS THE PRAISE OF WHISTLING KITES.

Xxx

Following are some interesting paper cuttings:–

RAT BECAME BEAR IN RUSSIAN!

XXX

COSTLY ERROR

XXX

RISE OF HINGLISH

TAGS — WHISTLE LANGUAGE, GOMERA, HINGLISH, MOUSE AND BEAR, TYPING ERROR

–SUBHAM—

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