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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 with talk. 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. Irina -- Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself)