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- n. Knowledge of a language one has never learned.
- n. Glossolalia.
In other words, the subject very quickly learns to express itself by means of a true "xenoglossy," i.e. by means of a language that may be clear to other people although it probably is not understood by the animal or medium making use of it.
Of course, even after the development of this "xenoglossy," it is difficult either to admit or to refuse to admit some remainder of self-conscious co-operation by the animal in its "answers."
Well-documented reports of xenoglossy are rare, however, although Ian Stevenson has reviewed several cases.11
So if an entranced medium speaks responsively in a language she never learned—a phenomenon known as responsive xenoglossy—someone who did slowly acquire the skill must be speaking through her.
Responsive xenoglossy should count as evidence for survival.
religious fundamentalists responsive xenoglossy retrocognition
O, foolish bee! ") found in English textbooks for foreign learners; the drifting semantics of" refute ", which is increasingly used to mean" reject "or" deny "rather than" logically disprove "; gloof, spooce, gloof twain, spooce, gairk, the use of ShortTalk, unambiguous command phrases for voice-controlled dictation software; the linguistically dubious evidence for xenoglossy; and of course the perennial question of Inuit snow words.
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