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Cryptophasia is a peculiar phenomenon of a language developed by identical and fraternal twins that only the two children could understand. The word has its roots from crypto meaning secret and phasia meaning speech disorder. Most linguists associate cryptophasia with idioglossia which is literally the same, but also includes mirrored actions like twin-walk and identical mannerisms. Little is known about cryptophasia even with today's means of scientific research.

While sources [1] claim that twins and children from multiple births develop this ability perhaps because of more interpersonal communication between themselves than with the parents, there is inadequate scientific proof to verify these claims.


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