Dreaming in another language

Just before I woke up this morning I dreamed I was a talking to a spokesman for a minority ethnic/language group (I forget which one, or maybe it wasn’t specified in my dream, but it was one which I don’t know about in real life). He started speaking in English, then switched to his own language to speak one sentence to an interpreter. When I woke up, I thought ‘Was I really dreaming a minority language I don’t know in real life (if so, how), or was that just gibberish?’. It certainly sounded genuine.

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One thought on “Dreaming in another language

  1. It might have been gibberish, or it might have been a piece of a language you overheard and stored for whatever reason the brain decides to store something.
    I remember a recurring dream I had for many years, starting when I was in primary school and lasting throughout young adulthood. In this dream some people (actually sort of half human half Goofy creatures) spoke at length in a language certainly made up by something in my brain. The sounds sounded like real words and the way the “words” were put together sounded like grammar. Later, during high school, I had many dreams in French and Latin, both of which I was studying at the time.
    Our minds are weirdly wonderful. Yours, so steeped in language, could easily make up an entire language.

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