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The face name was given by the Elders at the young one's first Meeting, a name in the mutual language of all warmblooded creatures, the Common Singing. It could be used anywhere a name was useful.

The rabbit explained, in bored tones, that there was a common language amongst domestic livestock, called Farmyardese, through which they all communicated. Certain creatures, like himself, retained the old family language out of a sense of pride, but others, likes the cows, had been in captivity for so long that they knew only Farmyardese.
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