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Re: tones & perfect pitch...

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Friday, August 11, 2000, 12:25
On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, Thomas R. Wier wrote:

> Yoon Ha Lee wrote: > > > ...sorry if this is leaning toward off-topic, but some time ago I saw an > > article (in _Time_ or something not particularly scientific) that > > mentioned a study which showed that a very high proportion of > > tone-language speakers ended up with perfect pitch. Can anyone > > confirm/deny this? I don't speak any tonal languages (wish I did) and do > > We actually just had a rather extended discussion on this subject about > a month ago or so. Here was the article I dug up about it: > > <> > > I am not a phoneticist, so I cannot vouch for its truth.
Whoops! Sorry to dig up an old thread, then. I'll look at that, and thanks for the lead. YHL