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Cavesa
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 Message 3553 of 3740
11 May 2015 at 9:41pm | IP Logged 
And do you think all the dophins understand each other the same or are there dialects,
shared only by dolphins from a certain area?

Two stupid papers due, three exams drawing closer and I happily spend time on German 6wc
and Spanish SC. The procrastination is a well spread contagion.
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Woodsei
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 Message 3554 of 3740
11 May 2015 at 10:44pm | IP Logged 
Cavesa wrote:
And do you think all the dophins understand each other the same or are
there dialects,
shared only by dolphins from a certain area?

Two stupid papers due, three exams drawing closer and I happily spend time on German
6wc
and Spanish SC. The procrastination is a well spread contagion.


Amen to that:)

I'd better not start with the dolphins, because my six days are quickly becoming five.



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 Message 3555 of 3740
11 May 2015 at 10:56pm | IP Logged 
Actually I have seen a TV program that mentioned dialects among killer whales so presumably the dolphins also have dialects.
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Teango
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 Message 3556 of 3740
12 May 2015 at 4:04am | IP Logged 
Monkeys too...see Schlenker et al. (2014): Monkey semantics: two ‘dialects’ of Campbell’s monkey alarm calls in the journal of Linguistics and Philosophy.

Blast! Those monkeys are running off with my paper... >.<
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Woodsei
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 Message 3557 of 3740
12 May 2015 at 6:21am | IP Logged 
Teango wrote:
Blast! Those monkeys are running off with my paper... >.<


The imagery that comes with that :D
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Doitsujin
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 Message 3558 of 3740
12 May 2015 at 11:21am | IP Logged 
Even cows have different regional accents according to a BBC article, which inspired Sir Patrick Stewart to the performance of his lifetime. :-)

Edited by Doitsujin on 12 May 2015 at 11:21am

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Cavesa
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 Message 3559 of 3740
12 May 2015 at 2:02pm | IP Logged 
And do you think the "languages" of the killer whales and dolphins are mutually
intelligible? :-D

I recently read about a monkey that could use the american sign language (over 100 words)
and even taught another monkey. Do you think the dolphins would be intellectually capable
of signing if they had hands?

(papers... I feel like a monkey or a dolphin had better chances passing my exams)
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 Message 3560 of 3740
12 May 2015 at 3:20pm | IP Logged 
Don't forget birds ! Birds have grammar, too. They probably read this thread and laugh at the human word
nerds.

birds are nerds


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