Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
About a year ago, when I started a linguistics class, I started learning to whistle. I just experimented while on my way here or there, walking and blowing. At first I couldn't even achieve a tone, and then I could, and then I consciously raise or lowered or recessed my tongue or lips to find different pitches. And now I don't even have to think about it! I whistle off-key and within a limited range, but now I can whistle melodies. In just a year!