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Canary Islands 121

Whistle Language

FlashcardIn order to communicate effectively Plasti graph or other preformed words must be placed the right way up and in the correct location the first time! As with all other visual aids, practicing what you are going to do and say before the event is essential. We must learn how to communicate meaning professionally. Words however are not always the best way to communicate!

Other Visual Aids

Off the west coast of Africa, in the Canary Islands group, the inhabitants have an unusual form of whistle communication. Instead of using words, the Silbo people on the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands use a whistle language dating back to the original inhabitants. In the mountainous landscape, the whistles carry long distances and echo from one cliff to the next with the latest news or gossip. Both fingers and lips are manipulated to form meaningful sounds in this extraordinary communication oddity. There are sometimes other ways for the Christian worker to communicate meaning.

"Communicate Word Meanings"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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