Re: Origin and function of language
Richard Foy (email@example.com)
Thu, 27 Jun 1996 14:39:26 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Jan Bhme <jan.Bohme@imun.su.se> wrote:
>James Borrett <email@example.com> 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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