Re: Origin and function of language

Richard Foy (
Thu, 27 Jun 1996 14:39:26 GMT

In article <4qr6d8$>,
Jan B€hme <> wrote:
>James Borrett <> wrote:
>>All I would say here was that a semi-aquatic lifestyle would predipose
>>towards the development of language because the apes would have evolved
>>greater breath control for swimming and diving.
>On the other hand, seals and otters don't talk.

But it appears taht dolphins and humpback whales do.

Unfortunately not in English or Swedish. :-)

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