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Old 2021-06-12, 13:51   #12
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Although not a language, kulning is very interesting. Here is a snippet from that link:
I heard a story about it on some podcast. It is used to both call the livestock and to communicate to others attending to their own livestock.
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Old 2021-06-12, 15:15   #13
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Ha! Our shepherds invented a better way, which was used in the high mountains for few hundred years to communicate. The 5 to 8 meter thin tubes with a special construction would allow sending the sound over much longer distances, and it was used to warn when the invaders were coming, on in times of peace to send news. I grew in the Romanian mountains... Unfortunately the "language" is poorly known or mentioned, it is not documented much, it was kept between few, mostly in families and castes and it died with the old generations, once the telegraph and telephone took over.

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Old 2021-06-12, 16:03   #14
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This thread is intended for good links not related to one specific language.
One of the best links for investigating multiple languages, IME, is http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Rosetta_Code

I've contributed a number of examples in Algol 68, including one which is, IMAO, by far the ugliest on the whole site.
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https://slate.com/technology/2021/06...erg-shape.html What's a golden links thread without a golden ratio link?
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There are those who would state that phi is the least irrational of the irrational numbers. Its continued fraction representation is the most structured possible: [1;1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,...]

There are an uncountably infinite number of reals which do not have a computable representation in any form. One example is: given a representation of a Turing machine, the probability that it halts when measured over all possibleprograms and input data, both of which are countably infinite.
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Silbo Gomero is a whistled language used in the Canary Islands (specifically on La Gomera) to communicate over long distances across deep valleys or ravines.
It is recognized by UNESCO as important cultural heritage.
That's neat. I never knew such a language existed.
This reminds me of "The Gods Must Be Crazy" and the clicking language..https://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question9978.html
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