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    Twin Speak

    I got this thread idea when I found myself rambling about my twin granddaughters in the avatar thread.

    Has anyone else experienced watching this phenomenon? Or are you a twin and can give some insight? They are only two, but for months they ramble, not even real words, and you can tell they know what they are saying. We call it their "chinese mode". One will ramble to the other and the other will listen, and ramble back and go get a particular toy or something. Point is THEY KNOW what they are saying! I could just sit and watch them interact for hours.

    The other day Juliann came up to Jaila and said "sissy, sick?" My daughter in law checked her temp and sure enough she was running a low grade fever and got sicker as the day went on. No symptoms up to that point, but the one twin KNEW her sissy was sick. Two years old is just too young to give a physical exam. I am fascinated and blessed to have such a blessing as these two beauties.

    I know there have to be some twins out there. Can anyone else share some insight for me?

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    yeah, our mom told us we use to talk in our own language but we don't remember it. when we use to work together we could anticipate what the other needed at times, but then again i did that with another guy at the last casino I worked at. we just thought along the same lines.

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    I'm a twin, and yes we use to talk in twins speak. Some twin have problems developing 'normal' language skills because of it, or may be slower speaking their mother's tongue, as they're learning from each other, sort of like going to school and having your classmates teach you english in kindergarten rather than the teacher. They grow out of it though.

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    I'm not a twin, but my sister who is one and a half years older and I were super close and came up with a lot of our own words, and also used words that meant a totally different thing to us than the true definition (---does that make sense?). I've forgotten most of them, but we still use a couple of them and then sit there and laugh because no one else knows what the hell we are talking about!
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    I love hearing stories like these. I have gotten into reading alot about twins since I have been blessed with two beauties of granddaughters! They got their first hair cut today, only a trim, but I wonder what they had to say about that!

    We bought them strollers and baby dolls with bottles and bibs and pacies, and blankets for their birthday. They are getting to the play with baby doll stage. I hope they get to the potty train stage soon!!!!!!

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    I have always been fascinated by the nature of twins, although I am not one. I had some friends that were twins, and it went beyond just a different language- they could read each others minds! Not necessarily full on telepathy, but you know what I mean. It made playing hide and seek in the park so unfair!
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    I have identical twins, but two more different personalities couldn't have been put in the planet. They never had any twin speak . I had a friend who was an identical twin who told me to never ever dress them the same , as they HATED it so much. I never ever did. They now ( as teens) dress differently , have different interests and friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eny
    I had a friend who was an identical twin who told me to never ever dress them the same , as they HATED it so much. I never ever did. They now ( as teens) dress differently , have different interests and friends.
    yes, never do that, you fight for your seperate identity soooooooo much. My brother and i would get up to go to work and if we even were close to picking out the same shirts and outfits one of us would go back and change like RIGHT NOW!!!!!

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    My boyfriend's twin girls (they'll be 9 on Dec 26th) are that way, too. Leah always wears something pink, and Lynsey always wears something purple - we get a kick out of their "signature colors", but it makes it really easy to tell them apart - the number of letters in their names match the number of letters in their favorite color, so no identity confusion, even in school. They are extremely close, but have different sets of friends, and while they do some activities together (Girl Scouts, and a sign-language group that does "song" performances at various nursing homes/schools, etc) they don't do everything together. In most ways they are as different as night and day, except they are carbon copies of each other physically. Never any evidence of twin-speak or anything like that.
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    I have twin cousins that are 6 months older than I am and we have always been very close. They get into a conversation and sentence structure melts away. They seem to know what the other will say before they speak.
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