Re: Scientists think that animals think:

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    On Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at 03:54 , Philip Jonkers wrote:

    > What's with this stuff about Dutch being boring.... :'-(

    Don't listen to it, so I don't know.

    But I think the point was more (as you're probably aware) that
    repeated sounds become, well, repetitious, and so, if one is
    hearing Dutch, then interest is perked by hearing Japanese, and
    vice versa.

    Familiarity breeding contempt. Novelty stirring interest.

    - Wade

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