These 5 Whistled Languages Are A Marvel To Listen To

Whistled speech, used for public announcements and even courtship, mimics the tones and intonation of spoken languages. However, the future of these languages is threatened by the dominance of English and the erasure of native communities

A Kickapoo individual at the 1904 St Louis World's Fair Photo: Wikimedia Commons: Jessie Tarbox Beals

Sliding into someone’s DMs has become the norm in our technologically-saturated world but imagine courting someone by whistling.