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Tag: Language

  • The Singaporean 🌳

    The Singaporean 🌳

    { This post was originally posted on A Little Daily Dose } Jon pointed out the 🌳 in earlier days when we started seeing each other. He made me say “Three trees” a million times and I have corrected many 🌳 into Three. Non-English conversations are almost non-existent after I moved to San Francisco in […]

  • White-crowned sparrows join the party

    White-crowned sparrows join the party

    The White-crowned Sparrows have pretty distinctive whistles where the first syllabus is long, followed by staccato notes cramped together – “W-h-e-e-e-e-e phew hue-hue-hue-hue-hue”. Imagine saying “W–h–e–r–e are you-you-you-you-you?” I first knew about them when I started frequenting the Richmond Library. They are always singing. Ever since the start of our rooftop party, I like to […]

  • The unexpected corvids

    The unexpected corvids

    I used to think birds engage in a lot of idle talks and gossips, but recently, I am beginning to think otherwise. They might be providing specific navigation information to their group – telling family members where the food is and whether the coast is clear. Bird language with different dialects perhaps? The word for […]