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Villagers who can identify the sound of the beasts
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 11-11-22
 

  Tongcheng, in southern Hubei was the place of barbarians in ancient times. There were human activities in the land since early time. It has neolithic cultural sites—Raojialin, which has a history of about 4500 to 5000 years with the ancient atmosphere still existing. What’s more stranger is that many farmers in the village have the ability of identifying the sounds of beast and they can communicate with the animals with some special language.

  Farmers in the village have formed a unique language in the communication with the beasts after thousands yeans of labor practice of contacting and domesticating animals. Pigs are the main livestock of the farmhouse. The pig’s IQ may be not high, regardless of big pigs or small pig, for whatever the farmers want them to do, they just need said “Luo”. The communication with the duck is also simple. Farmers go out to graze by taking the ducks. When the farmer shouts “Ti, ti, ti”, then the ducks would walk behind him. Duck would come back to the owner when they hear the shouting of Ti, ti, ti”, although they are feeding in the paddy fields. Also for the cats, the farmers call “Ji, ji, ji” when calling them.

  The communication with some bastes might be a little more complex. For instance, if the farmer would like to call back his dog that has gone to the neighbor’s house, he needs to stand outside the door and shout “Wo-wo-” for several times. The dog would come back after hearing the callings. Or when they would like to drive the dog away to hunt the prey, they must point at the objection and say “Shou! Shou! Shou!” Then the dog would rush out like an arrow. If wanting chicken outside to come home, the farmers would shout “Gu-gu-gu!” The chicken would drill out from the yard around or the corners of the grass. But when the farmer wants to drive them away or make them stop eating food, they need to shout “Weiho, weiho”. Sometimes, in the event that the small cattle are missing, the calling of “Moo—” would bring them out from the hidden valley and bushes. The cattle would take a step after hearing the sound of “ge-ji, ge-ji”, while stop after hearing “Kua-kua”.

  The villagers also have language communication with other animals. Every sound represents a different meaning, but the animals are able to understand the meaning. (Written by Yu Ling)


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