I’ve heard it said that children have a remarkable capacity to learn new languages, well I’m kind of a strange case in point. My father is Australian and my mother is Finnish, and I was born in Toronto Canada so the first language I spoke was English, after my parents separated, I was about 3 or 4 years old and my mother took me to live in Finland, and I learned to speak Finnish within a matter of a few months. I totally forgot English except for a few words that my mother still used when speaking to me. When I was 4 going on five, my Finnish grandmother died and my mother remarried, I didn’t get along with my stepfather so it was arranged for me to fly to England where my father was living, and I was to live with him. I had no one to speak Finnish, with so I quickly reverted to speaking English and forgot almost all of my Finnish, which I was fluent in a child’s level. Now here’s the strange thing when I was living in Finland before my grandmother died, I remember the house being full of young women whom she was interviewing as house keepers / nannies. I remember overhearing the conversation she had with one of the girls, and it went thus: Grandmother –“Can you bake bread?” Girl –“ I know how to make Sugar Cake." Grandmother–“No No, Bread!” Now the thing that’s strange about this conversation is that these were two people who didn’t speak English at all, the interview was conducted it in Finnish, but I remember it word for word in English. Saying that I do remember one key word was spoken in Finnish, and that was the word, “Bread” which in Finnish is “Leipặ” I heard “Leipặ” in the place of bread but every other word in that conversation was remembered in English. Are there any studies that can explain this sort of language / memory transference?