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quote from hafiz or hafez
and i finally have another tale from the ttc. i was sitting on the bus on my way home today when a young boy (around 3) shouted out aye aye aye and a young girl (around 4) shouted back in a slightly higher pitch: aye aye aye, from the back of the bus. they were total strangers, and she was completely unprompted. he went again: ooh ooh ooh and she called back in her voice: ooh ooh ooh. they continued exchanging sounds for almost a minute. she said we're talking dad. it was evident that these children knew how to speak, but embraced the simplicity of the sounds they could make and the interaction. and in turn the entire bus was giggling. it was pretty special.