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Thinking without language?

Larisa Migachyov lvm at leland.Stanford.EDU
Thu Nov 18 21:33:08 EST 1999


kenneth Collins wrote:
>  Larisa Migachyov wrote:
>  >[...]
>  > This paragraph was typed while I am whistling Mozart's "Voi che sapete" -
>  > this should probably show that I'm not moving my tongue in speech-like
>  > patterns while I type, as whistling requires fairly precise tongue
>  > movements. My dormmates can testify to the fact that I'm whistling in tune
>  > and in correct rhythm, and even with a little vibrato.
>  'whistling' is 'thinking' without words.
>  "Voi che sapete", sung by Frederica Von Stade, is one of my favorite things...
>  just wish i knew what the words mean :-)

It will be a disappointment to find out what the words mean - this is the
general rule for opera.

Larisa Migachyov                            
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