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Thursday, November 30, 2006 @ 12:50 AM
One Mo To Gore!
The impressive velvet monkey has 36 distinct vocal sounds in its repertoire. And these include sneezing and vomiting. An infant separated from its mother gives the lost rrah sound while a female who wishes to deter an amorous male gives the 'anti-copulatory squeal-scream'.
A number of children between ages 4 to 6 were presented with sentences such as
THE CHICKENS SAID THAT THE PIGS TICKLED EACH OTHER
They were asked to perform the actions described with farmyard animals. Most of them seemed quite unaware of the proposed contraints. The majority interpreted the sentence as if the chickens and pigs were tickling one another, though a few made the chickens tickle one another.
Burst out laughing when i read these two examples in my Linguistic notes. So funny!