Day 111: Tuesday Demonstrates Her Proficiency With Animal Sounds

Since observation began nearly three months hence, the natives have demonstrated great skill and knowledge as their primitive minds develop and learn.  The very scope of the content they have learned and put into use is extremely staggering.  Of this new-found skill, I must note Tuesday’s proficiency with demonstrating wildlife noises and sounds as they correlate with the various animals in her repertoire.  Questioning the young native about these characteristics yields the following exchange:

The animals in question range from that of domestic bovine to Panthera leo, or the common lion.  I will use her play objects representing the appropriate animals for the following line of questioning.

Perhaps the most interesting line of questioning is that regarding the domestic bovine or cow.

Me: Tuesday, what does the cow say?

Tuesday: Da booooo….

Apparently, in Tuesday’s mind, a cow represents a french ghost.  However, her pronunciation of the bovine noise is not entirely off the mark.  Bouse in french, means dung or manure, a particular product of domestic bovine animals.  Bouse, of which “booo” is the pronounced equivalent merely suggests that she equates the product of the cow with the sound that the animal makes.  Nonetheless, when asked, Tuesday delivers the answer with much conviction.

Other animals yielding interesting results include lions, bears, birds and dogs.

Me: Tuesday, what does the lion say?


Me: What does the bear say?


This time, Tuesday delivers the intended response with much exuberance and volume.  Both animals in question yield similar results, perhaps because the objects that are used to prompt the native, in the shape of a lion, appear very similar to that of a bear.  Thus, and for the most part correctly, Tuesday determines the noises the two wild beasts make by association.

Me: What does the bird do?

This question yields more visual than audible results.  Upon inquiring about the bird, she flails her arms wildly simulating that flapping, flying motions of avians.  Although birds tend to emit a noise, Tuesday does not demonstrate it; perhaps the flailing is a more entertaining motion or perhaps the native has not determined a method or repeating the same noise.  However, there are some birds that she is quite familiar with regarding the noise that they make:

Me: What does the duck say?

Tuesday: GWACK, GWACK…

And there you have it.  Animal sounds as demonstrated by the young Tuesday.  I imagine as the native further develops that her association will become much better and yield more interesting results.  For now, this is an impressive showing from the young native.  I shall expect greater achievements from her in the future.


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