January 20, 2007

Jungle child

Kipling's The Jungle Book was one of my favourite stories when I was a child, and I've been fascinated by similar stories ever since, like this one, and the Enigma of Kasper Hauser.

Altho the girl found in Cambodia does not speak any intelligible language, the fact that she disappeared at the age of eight (i.e. after language has been learned) suggests that she did once speak a human language and can probably be rehabilitated to speak it (or another one) again.


EFL Geek said...

I saw an article earlier today stating that she only knows three words now, mother, father, and one I can't remember.

OllieBray said...

I just think this is a fascinating story – and one for assembly next week!