Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Name that bird

Do you think you could identify the name of a bird in a language you don't know?  I did surprisingly well on an online quiz in the New York Times where we are given two different words in the Peruvian Huambisa language, and are asked to decide which word is the name of a bird.  Try your ear and your intuition.

Photo: Peruvian hummingbird from Alobos' photostream at Flickr.

1 comment:

Lauren Elisabeth said...

wow, I got 10 out of 10, and I didn't have speakers, so I just had to guess at the pronunciation. the words sound much like I would expect a bird call to sound.