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Thread poster: RafaLee
RafaLee
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Feb 24, 2004

Have you dreamed that you were in a foreign place and spoke a language that you do not understand at all?

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xxxBombero
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Not quite Feb 24, 2004

No, but I spent a long time in Germany, and even though my German is mediocre at best, I had dialogue in my dreams there where I spoke perfect German--and I understood every word.

RafaLee wrote:

Have you dreamed that you were in a foreign place and spoke a language that you do not understand at all?

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Kevin Schlottmann  Identity Verified
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Kind of... Feb 24, 2004

I was once sick with a fever, and vaguely recall reading ancient French troubadour poems. This happened about a year before I began studying French...

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Have you dreamed that you were in a foreign place and spoke a language that you do not understand at all?

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Narasimhan Raghavan  Identity Verified
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I had a similar dream involving my father Feb 24, 2004

For my late father the subject of mathematics remained a horror. And when I was studying in the fourth year of my 5-year engineering course, way back in 1968, I dreamt that he was taking our maths class teaching us Laplace transformation. And he was really good at it. The next day when I related this dream to him, he laughed out loud at the very idea. And then he was curious to know whether he taught correctly at all. When I replied in the affirmative he was just thrilled.
One of our famous Tamil writers, Sujatha, wrote that the mind plays a trick and combines two or more things at random in the sub-concious. Thus it is quite possible that the American president George Bush (the father) gets to sing a duet with the French authoress George sand in one's dream.
Regards,
N.Raghavan

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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Why dream? Feb 24, 2004

RafaLee wrote:
Have you dreamed that you were in a foreign place and spoke a language that you do not understand at all?
That's the everyday experience of many tourists.


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Hilary Davies Shelby
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Re: Reading ancient French poems... Feb 25, 2004

oooh...xenoglossy?

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RafaLee
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thats it, xenoglossy! Feb 25, 2004

Hilary Davies wrote:

oooh...xenoglossy?



Thats the word, xenoglossy!

I have experienced xenoglossy when I was little. I spoke a kinda Eastern European language, which I did not understand, to a number of Eastern European officials during the communist era.

I also had a passion for Eastern European and Middle Eastern stuffs. I remembered I managed to be able to write down Indonesian language in Russian cyrillic alphabet just after 1-2 hours study when I was 8 years old.
It was pretty strange..

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