When I was going to school in Ypsilanti, MI, my roommate at the time had made an observation one time when I was taking a nap that I say some strange things in my sleep. When confronted about this after I woke up, I was quick to turn to the defensive, “What are you talking about? I don’t talk in my sleep!” My roommate went on to explain that he had walked by and heard me babbling in my sleep, that he kept listening to hear if I would say anything juicy, and that after a string of incoherent statements I had mumbled “…Sega Genesis upgrade…”
When confronted about this, I could not recall any part of my dream, so it is unknown whether I was talking about the Sega 32X or the Sega CD, the only thing I could confirm is that even in dreamworld I’m a dork.
A couple weeks ago, Brad of Bradtasia noted:
Often we learners of new languages begin dreaming in those languages, and a milestone is reached.
About a week after reading his post, I began to have dreams in which I could recall hearing the supporting cast of my dreams speaking in Chinese around me and in a couple of those dreams, speaking with them in Chinese.
Most recently, on early Sunday morning, according to one independent observer, I was speaking Chinese in my sleep. Apparently, I kept saying 沒有啦! [méiyǒu-la!] over-and-over again. Again, like the last time I was confronted with such a report, I could not recollect any aspect of the dream, so in this case, much like the mystery of the Sega Genesis upgrade, I do not know what it was I didn’t have.