Re: Origin and function of language

Jan B€hme (
Mon, 01 Jul 1996 12:33:27 GMT (Richard Foy) wrote:

>In article <4qr6d8$>,
>Jan B€hme <> wrote:

>>On the other hand, seals and otters don't talk.

>But it appears taht dolphins and humpback whales do.

I don't know of humpbacks, but dolphin vocalisation was studied with
furore in the dophin heaydays of the early seventies. Essentially
nothing came out of it.

So either, their language is so extremely clever that we can't figure
it out, or it isn't really that much of a language.

Jan Bohme