A DISTURBING proposal!
|From:||Irina Rempt <ira@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 7, 2001, 18:58|
On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Levi Caddell wrote:
> This reminded of a current siutuation I know about. A good friend and my
> Martial Arts Instructor has twins. They have been speaking for about a
> year now. When playing they seem to use their own language. They
> understand each other, my Sensei and his wife are lost.
> I have heard stories like this before, however, usually these private
> languages between twins go away when they start to socalize more.
Ours have a sister nineteen months older who was already talking our
heads off when the twins started to talk, so they never had incentive
to develop twin-speak. They weren't as fast as their sister (who
spoke in two- and three-word sentences at fourteen months, I have a
speech of hers written down) but faster than average, at least the
average of the kids their age I know. It figures, in a house filled
Not that they're not conlanging, but that's just another of their
do-as-the-adults-do games, they don't have anything like a shared
secret code. Yet. I fully expect all the kids to invent secret
writing and communicate in it with sisters and friends, the way I did
in primary school. And even in high school: I had a friend in the
next class up, who was already learning Greek, and she taught me the
alphabet and we used it for secret notes.
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.
firstname.lastname@example.org (myself) http://www.valdyas.org/irina/valdyas