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Silbo gomero: A whistling language revived

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On a Spanish island, an ancient whistling language that once seemed to be dying out is now undergoing a revival.

This method of communication, in which the Spanish language is replaced by two whistled vowels and four consonants, has a peculiarity perfectly suited to this landscape of deep valleys and steep ravines. It has the ability to travel up to two miles (3.2km), much further and with less effort than shouting.

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That could have so many applications ....

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Would be easier than trying to yell loud enough to be heard.

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Amazing.

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I spent a great deal of time on La Gomera back at the beginning of this century, and heard the siblo used several times, both in use and in demonstration. It is a very powerful and moving form of communication. It is certainly effective too. If you ever have the chance to hear it do not pass it up.

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:whistle: :whistle:

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:whistle: :whistle:

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