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The Defunct Béarnais Whistles of France

The Defunct Béarnais Whistles of France

[ 0 ] October 18, 2013 |

The Pyrenees mountains between metropoles Barcelona and Bordeaux, Toulouse and Bilbao, are quite modern, juggling tourists, pilgrims, winter athletes, and the principality of Andorra between its peaks. However, the spotlight over this region has exposed in the foothills and the valley of Ossau, on the French side, a tradition quite different than those aforementioned. Unlike […]

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Whistled Languages: The Canarian Phenomenon

Whistled Languages: The Canarian Phenomenon

[ 0 ] October 14, 2013 |

The Canary Islands was named for the dog population, from the Latin “canarius” and became the name for a species of yellow birds. On top of this the Canary Islands is a recognized paradise for flora and fauna. So you might think when you hear whistling penetrating the air from the nearby gorges and summits […]

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Whistled Languages: A Disappearing Relic from Antia, Greece

Whistled Languages: A Disappearing Relic from Antia, Greece

[ 2 ] October 14, 2013 |

Imagine two old ladies who have just mouthed their dentures. The first is readying to give her most esthetic smile, the second whistles for room service to hurry up. There’s a chance the second lady is Greek from a particular village in the southeastern corner of the island of Evia. The collection of scattered stone […]

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Whistled Languages: The Bird Sounds from Turkey

Whistled Languages: The Bird Sounds from Turkey

[ 0 ] October 14, 2013 |

In the Pontic mountains facing the Black Sea a flurry of white tents and wooden stands take shape in the lush and narrow valley. Kusköy, a remote Turkish village, is poised to become a center of attraction for the duration of its annual festival. Hazelnuts, tea, and other local products bellow out their aromas into […]

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