Julien Meyer, author of an article in the February issue of Scientific American on whistle languages, recorded a conversation in the early 2000s in which two villagers in Greece conversed by puckering their lips and just blowing. Click here to listen in.
This article was originally published with the title "Listen to Whistle Speak" in Scientific American 316, 2, (February 2017)
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Gary Stix is a senior editor at Scientific American. He writes the blog Talking Back at ScientificAmerican.com.