Druze toddler amazes experts by speaking English without having learned it

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Druze toddler amazes experts by speaking English without having learned it

Post by Didge on Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:02 am

Family says they don't know how their 3.5-year-old boy learned language, complete with British accent, and don't always understand him.

A toddler from an Arabic-speaking Druze  family in the Golan Heights has been getting media attention for his uncanny ability to speak fluent English with a British accent, despite never having learned the language from his family.

O’Neal Mahmoud, 3.5, who was named after former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal, didn’t speak until the age of 2, his parents, from the Druze town of Majdal Shams in northern Israel, said on a TV show broadcast on Thursday, Channel 10’s “Real Faces.”

Then, after a period in which he made unclear noises, he began speaking fluent English, the parents and professional officials who treated him said. They said he regularly uses terms such as “My dear” and “Oh my goodness,” which are never used in his village.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/druze-toddler-amazes-experts-by-speaking-english-without-having-learned-it/


Well the accent would rule out him learning this from TV or the family, thus leaving only two conclusions. Either this is real with no explanation or this is an abducted British child.

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Re: Druze toddler amazes experts by speaking English without having learned it

Post by eddie on Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:03 pm

Some things don’t have any explanation and I would like to know if he’s going to be examined closely...for both the reasons you mentioned.

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