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Chatting babies video a YouTube sensation

By 이우영

Published : March 31, 2011 - 11:54

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SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - A video of a pair of diaper-clad babies seemingly engaged in an animated conversation in a home kitchen was a fast-spreading YouTube sensation on Wednesday.

The two-minute snippet of the lively exchange between twin brothers barely old enough to stand has been watched more than 2.2 million times since it was uploaded to the Google-owned video sharing website on Valentine's Day.

The then 17-month-old boys laughed, gestured, and raised their feet during what appeared to be a baby talk chat so genuine that it inspired viewers to add playful captions suggesting translations.

Suggestions included that one brother telling the other "That diaper is so 2010" and getting a retort along the lines of "If you're so smart, where is your other sock, Einstein?"

By Wednesday, child development specialists were citing the video in online discussions of how natural and healthy it is for babies to develop language skills as they mature.

"We've had a fascinating time seeing language blooming around here," the boy's mother said Wednesday at her blog devoted to being a twin sister raising twin boys.

"Now the experts weigh in on this kind of twin language," she continued.

"I remember my own folks talking about my sister and I sending out verbal signals (essentially squeaks and shouts) in an attempt to pinpoint the location of our twin sister around the house!"

The "Twin baby boys have a conversation -- part 2" video at YouTube was one of a trio of clips at the website starring the babies.

<한글 요약> 

아기들의 대화..수준급?

기저귀를 찬 쌍둥이 아기들이 대화를 하는 듯한 영상에 유투브에 올라와 220만건의 조회수를 기록했다.

2월 14일에 올라온 이 동영상에는 17개월된 남자 아이 2명이 냉장고 앞에서 서로 대화를 나누기 시작한다.

아무도 알아들을 수 없는 대화지만 두 형제는 서로가 어떤말을 하는지 아는 듯이 웃기도 하고 손짓 발짓을 섞어가며 대화를 이어나간다.

이에 네티즌들은 아이들의 대화 주제를 상상하며 자막을 달기도 했다.

어떤 자막에는 “니가 입은 기저귀는 유행지난 2010년도 거네.”라고 한 아이가 말하는 것으로 가정하고, “너가 그걸 알만큼 똑똑하면 다른쪽 양말은 어디 갔다 놨니?” 라고 대답하는 내용이 있다.


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