Monday, July 02, 2007

gong si mi?

what talking you?

While playing with Sally and complaining about Sally's recent bout of refusal to eat her pellets, Robina told me about her theory that Sally can recognise certain key phrases in Mandarin compared to English. I disagreed and believed that Sally was responding to Robina's tone or subtle cues in her speech. I told Robina about Hans the talking horse. that degenerated into me trying to get Sally to respond to the computer voice from the MacBook and Robina trying to get her phone to speak Mandarin. Well, Sally did not learn to speak like these dogs, but Robina found out that her Nokia phone can speak Cantonese (for some strange reason) and can pronounce "Sivasothi" clearly.


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