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From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Monday, July 24, 2000, 15:18
D. Koeller wrote:

> From: "Thomas R. Wier" > > > No, not necessarily. All children are actually born with the ability > > to distinguish all possible phones, but they lose this ability some > > several months after birth as they acclimatize to their speech > > environment. This latent ability could however be preserved in a few > > individuals who have the phonetic equivalent of perfect pitch. Indeed, > > analogously, people who speak languages which employ tonal phonemic > > contrasts essentially all have perfect pitch. > > You apparently have not endured an evening in a Chinese karaoke parlor. :)
I think I have to agree with you, Kou. You see, one of my many activities is studying piano at my town's Conservatory. There are many foreign students as well, 90% Chinese-japanese-Korean. My teacher says they'll never learn what is Music : ) Luca
> Kou