Re: Origin and function of language

Richard Foy (
Wed, 3 Jul 1996 21:40:12 GMT

In article <4r8g4c$>,
Jan B€hme <> wrote:
> (Richard Foy) wrote:
>>In article <4qr6d8$>,
>>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

Perhaps the word "different" might be more appropriate.

>it out, or it isn't really that much of a language.
>Jan Bohme

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