This kitten is learning to speak, and it sounds like Greek to me. When I was about ten years old, a young man in my neighborhood was sitting outside in the sun learning Greek. I was curious, so he taught me the Greek alphabet. I memorized all 24 letters as easily as I had learned the English letters a few years earlier: "Alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, eta, theta, iota, kappa, lambda, mu, nu, xi, omicron, pi, rho, sigma, tau, upsilon, phi, chi, psi, omega." Learning it was fun and relatively easy.
That memory work came in handy twenty years later when I took Greek in college and later in seminary when I studied Greek again because the New Testament was originally written in Greek. Learning early is key, and I can still rattle off this Greek alphabet more than six decades after memorizing it.
I found the cute little kitten photo online earlier this week and was surprised yesterday to find two more cats saying "mu" — or should that be spelled "mew"?
Do you think these two are a bit nerdy, as the artist asserts? Or are they simply speaking Greek?