Do Animals Have Language?


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Aimee Rogers Profile
Aimee Rogers answered
All animals have their own unique language in which they communicate, though obviously it is not like the human language!

Many animals communicate through wavelengths and some rely upon unique sounds. For example, sheep communicate with each other through various sounds. Dogs communicate with each other through sound but they also mainly use body language. Whales communicate through high pitched sounds and elephants communicate through sound too. So generally it is a mixture of sounds and body language which make up animal languages and no two animals communicate in the same way. Some even use smells to communicate with each other too.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Some animals do yes, like whales, they talk to one another with the songs that they sing, to us they sound like songs, but to them, this is how they talk to one another. Same thing with deer and birds. They all have a system of talking, and communicating. Hope this helps.
Phineous J. Whoopee Profile

Talking birds like african parrots or macaws can speak what they hear.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yes I think they do by a dog barks a cat meows a fish blows bubbles and so on
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Anonymous answered
This is highly debated, especially as to what exactly is 'language', but the research evidence is mounting up that they do.

Most famous, perhaps, is an African Gray parrot named Alex who has been taught to speak English to get what he wants; what's more, he puts together words that he has learnt into new ways, and he asks his trainers for words to describe new things.

Another celebrity is Koko the gorilla, a captive animal in California, who has learnt over a 1000 words in American sign language. She has had several 'pet' kittens, although she makes it clear that what she really wants is a baby of her own (her living conditions haven't it possible for her to breed). Koko has taken part in several interviews with journalists.

More evidence comes from observations of wild prairie dogs. Prairie does are wild rodents in North America. They live in large colonies and are preyed upon by just about every local carnivore. Two decades of research, analysing their calls, suggests that the prairie dogs can distinguish different types of predator and non-predator. They even have distinctive calls depending on the colours of clothes that visiting people wear. In Animals In Translation, the researcher Temple Gardin speculates that language tends to be most developed among species with a high predation level; animals with many enemies have to work well together to survive at all.
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Anonymous answered
I don't think they use language although they communicate but it is not a language. A language user should posses some characteristics and be expose to language enviroment.

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