Animals already talk, just not in the same ways that we do.Most animals can't learn or use human language because they lack the cognitive ability for that kind of depth and/or they don't have the same vocal chords and mouths (or
Animals already talk, just not in the same ways that we do.Most animals can't learn or use human language because they lack the cognitive ability for that kind of depth and/or they don't have the same vocal chords
Nope. In fact, many animals are bi-lingual or even tri-lingual. Some animals communicate with scents and body-language as well as sounds. Others broadcast on a specific frequency and then send out decoy messages on frequencies that are only heard by their predators in order to throw them off course.Cats might be the masters though
Dolphins and whales do. Apes of various kinds can be taught sign language, but seemingly do not have languages of their own, and parrots are famous for their capacity to learn our words (though most have a limited understanding of them.
When we talk about distinctions between human language and animal language, we are considering both in terms of their potential as a means of intentional communication. Humans are clearly able to reflect on language and its uses . The human language has some distinct
There are vastly different capacities for communicating in different species of animals, reptiles, insects. Much communication is unconscious, like bright plumage during mating season, scent marking by distributive secretion during a rut, etc. The conscious communication is effected by means of a limited set of signals, though a
I'm largely in agreement with Aurelija Garbanovaite, who's answer for some reason has been collapsed.But it's such a nice challenge, that I'll take some moments to reflect on this question.Well, speech is communication by sound.Many animals use sound to inform other members of the same species of their
Language is key to human development. Do any animals have anything that amounts to a complex language, and do they have the capacity to develop it further with or without human interference?
lol I have a great story for this. It iant technically complex language, and most animals are completely incapable of complex language because of their inability to move their jaws well, or not have tongues, or voice boxes to allow for inflections,
There's no much data about that, at least I've never found it easily. I know Japanese is spoken as a second language by roughly ~1 million people and is also an official language of Palau, although only spoken mostly by elderly people of Japanese ancestry.I'm not completely sure but
Suppose a child who lived with animals for years come in contact with humans. If he learns human language, can he translate animal language into human language?
One doesnt need to grow up with animals to understand them. They are easily understood by people willing to learn how to talk n behave with animals.All animals communicate and it doesnt take a genius to figure out what it us that they want. Common expressions are same for humans and animals.
Kannada, the one language which resides in the heart of every Kannadiga. The glory of this language dates back to centuries and though it is used only in the state of Karnataka, the richness of this language has spread across the world. As we are celebrating the
Learning a language provides a passport into a new culture/region.Studying a language lets us become one with the civilization (that natively speaks/spoke said language).Explanation: When one studies a language, you understand the etymology of the terms/phrases commonly used. Look back at your own native tongue - almost every common expression has a
I was A2A'ed by Harish Aditham, but my answer is not going to be straight glorifying the language or listing '1001 facts you always wanted to know about Telugu' because you can look them up elsewhere. Also, most of the topics I wanted to cover were already elaborated by others (blame my laziness). So
At present, no Health authorities will tell you that FECAL DUST is the cause of:
Yes guys, thanks to the one who asked this question. Tamil is the one which is the oldest in the world dating 3800 BC by the recent temple incriptions in northern Africa.The reasons why I say Tamil as the oldest language is that:All the languages have a difference between various dialects like ka, kha, ga etc. Unlike those, Tamil
Dogs don't understand languages as such; they have learnt the meaning of certain words, but can't string together (or understand) sentences that change meaning depending on word order, particles, conjugations, etc.It doesn't matter if you teach your dog
Depends on whether you want an 'answer' or the real answer. There are probably dozens of languages with one or fewer (yes, or fewer ) speakers left, but the problem comes in identifying them. For the most endangered languages often
Thanks for the A2A.So far as we know no non-human animals have language. Many have sophisticated signalling systems for social interaction, cooperative hunting, play, mating.Dolphins might have a language. We've suspect this for a long time, and some scientists have produce some very strong evidence of this. John C Lilly, while not the most admirable researcher in
There was a really nice study a while ago that implicated the evolution of a gene called FOXP2 in the development of human language. I haven't kept up with this field since the original study, but based on my understanding (memory refreshed by this review article: Page on Mit):The gene
Animals do not have languages as we understand it, with grammar, enough words to make long sentences expressing abstract ideas, but some do have proto-languages (ie: for a specific species of monkey a male crying ‘hok' means immediate danger jaguar, but ‘hok-on' means lookout
The ability to learn a language is a complex genetic trait involving many genes. Some genes control the morphology of the speaking, reading and hearing mechanisms and their connections with the brain. So a chimp may ‘understand' a human like concept but not have
According to Ancestry.com, who are amassing a huge DNA data base at a rapid rate theses days, The majority of the British English are 60 percent English or less. They have divided their ‘Irish' classification, from their ‘English' classification, by grouping Irish, Welsh, and Scot
The language you think in is important. It is much harder to grasp abstract concepts or ideas in a language you don't master. Language and its power to condense something abstract into a word or sentence is important for your intellectual power.Some languages have features that others miss. So poetry for example can be vastly differently enjoyed in various
Albert Gehring in 1908 wrote a book on the distinguishing traits of the Graeco-Latins and Teutons (when he says Germanic, he means the Germanic peoples, which includes the Anglo-Saxons). His writing is highly unfashionable by modern standards, and for that reason it is quite intriguing.The most Germanic writer in
I would love to hear from people familiar with linguistics. How are English structures different from German, Japanese, and other major languages? What kind of impact does that have on learning English?
English grammar ,being largely analytic, is one of the easier grammars to learn. It shares this characteristic with Chinese grammar. This doesn't mean that expressing oneself eloquently is easy, but basic grammar is quite simple. Elaborate English is hard due to its's rich vocabulary, but it shares that with Japanese.Japanese grammar
If would've, could've, and should've are proper English contractions, why aren't wouldn't've, shouldn't've, and couldn't've?
These are perfectly acceptable English for general use.If you're writing in a context constrained by a manual of style, they are probably disallowed, regardless of which one, because the standards of formality they insist upon ban double contractions.A casualty of their banning has been an explosion of
Is there something about the German language that lends itself to the construction of very long words?
Yes (there is there something about the German language that lends itself to the construction of very long words). It is firstly grammatical: the tendency of German to focus on the noun.English is far more interested in verbs, in advice, in commands in what to do and how to do it. German is
Ooh, I get to do my rant-y pedantry thing. This'll be a dump of everything everyone always gets wrong about everything.Linguistics is not about learning as many languages as humanly possible; it's the study of how language works. The question
The first phase: Initial learningWhen you come across a word, give importance to the following things:In what context was it used?What reaction did the word elicit?The sound it made, the way it looked (if the word was presented in a list of words like GRE lists, focus on points 2 & 3)Now comes the learning bit:Say the word out
Spanish is the easiest language because its syntax, grammar and even the words are similar to that of English. It is the third most widely spoken language next to English. 5.6% of the world population speaks Spanish.French occupies the second place. The pronunciations can be tricky, but syntax is similar to English. French
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from where i came from, somewhere in sumaterapeople dont say
The answer is complicated by a number of facts, some of which are obvious and some which are not. Before we get to when, we need to know what.THE FOSSIL RECORDLet's start with the obvious fact: language leaves no fossil record. Ancient peoples (including other hominids) may have had spoken language, but if a language dies out completely,
It's a very difficult question to answer. I speak Telugu, English, Hindi and Marathi fluently. How can I choose anyone of them ? Telugu is my mother tongue. As such I am very fond of this language. I earned some recognition as