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languages

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:43 pm
by platinum
i wonder if animals have multiple languages like we do, for example, does a bird from germany sound funny to a bird from the united states? or do they even speak the same bird language? wonder if they have accents? hmm... haha

Re: languages

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:49 pm
by Freya
I believe there actually have been research on bird dialects, and it was found that certain bird species do not understand one another if they are from different regions.

Re: languages

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:04 pm
by platinum
Freya wrote:I believe there actually have been research on bird dialects, and it was found that certain bird species do not understand one another if they are from different regions.
so your saying a pelican from Peru doesn't understand a pelican from France? Or are you saying pelicans don't understand penguins?

Re: languages

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:12 am
by Exekiel
Well, language itself is pretty much a historical accident to wherever it was developed by the species. So if the dialect is complex and not simplistic, then dialects can emerge. Like cats have simple language, mostly body language that has simple meanings, purring, grooming. some of the more intelligent birds have complex vocabularies, so I can see them having multiple dialects. Also primates, elephants, other groupings that possess culture and audible vocalizations may have dialects.

Re: languages

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:16 pm
by Freya
Pelican from Peru and Pelican from Paraguay ^^

Re: languages

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:40 pm
by platinum
Freya wrote:Pelican from Peru and Pelican from Paraguay ^^
too many "p's"

Re: languages

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:55 pm
by Freya
Wow, you noticed!!