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brontoraptor
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9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak
"What Donald Trump is doing is representing the absolute heartbreak, and anger, and frustration at a government gone mad."

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9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.
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9/5/2016 11:48:03 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

Why not? I learned English. Why can't I learn cow?
"What Donald Trump is doing is representing the absolute heartbreak, and anger, and frustration at a government gone mad."

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9/5/2016 11:51:16 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 11:48:03 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

Why not? I learned English. Why can't I learn cow? : :

You need to change the OP and say why can't monkeys, chimps and gorillas speak the English language that humans can learn and speak. I live in a country where I can't understand humans speaking to me. I could just as well be listening to monkeys, chimps and gorillas speaking to me.
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9/5/2016 11:53:38 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 11:51:16 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:48:03 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

Why not? I learned English. Why can't I learn cow? : :

You need to change the OP and say why can't monkeys, chimps and gorillas speak the English language that humans can learn and speak. I live in a country where I can't understand humans speaking to me. I could just as well be listening to monkeys, chimps and gorillas speaking to me.

Did you call foreigners banana gobbling chimps?
"What Donald Trump is doing is representing the absolute heartbreak, and anger, and frustration at a government gone mad."

http://youtu.be...
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9/5/2016 11:56:31 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 11:53:38 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:51:16 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:48:03 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

Why not? I learned English. Why can't I learn cow? : :

You need to change the OP and say why can't monkeys, chimps and gorillas speak the English language that humans can learn and speak. I live in a country where I can't understand humans speaking to me. I could just as well be listening to monkeys, chimps and gorillas speaking to me.

Did you call foreigners banana gobbling chimps? : :

I have respect for animals and humans even though they don't understand each other's language.
brontoraptor
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9/5/2016 11:59:17 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 11:56:31 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:53:38 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:51:16 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:48:03 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

Why not? I learned English. Why can't I learn cow? : :

You need to change the OP and say why can't monkeys, chimps and gorillas speak the English language that humans can learn and speak. I live in a country where I can't understand humans speaking to me. I could just as well be listening to monkeys, chimps and gorillas speaking to me.

Did you call foreigners banana gobbling chimps? : :

I have respect for animals and humans even though they don't understand each other's language.

So what caused us to quit speaking monkey replacing it with human speech
"What Donald Trump is doing is representing the absolute heartbreak, and anger, and frustration at a government gone mad."

http://youtu.be...
Z_ONE
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9/5/2016 12:03:10 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 11:59:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:56:31 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:53:38 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:51:16 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:48:03 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

Why not? I learned English. Why can't I learn cow? : :

You need to change the OP and say why can't monkeys, chimps and gorillas speak the English language that humans can learn and speak. I live in a country where I can't understand humans speaking to me. I could just as well be listening to monkeys, chimps and gorillas speaking to me.

Did you call foreigners banana gobbling chimps? : :

I have respect for animals and humans even though they don't understand each other's language.

So what caused us to quit speaking monkey replacing it with human speech : :

If that was a true question,then I could give you a truthful answer. Since I can't lie, I can't give you any answer.
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9/5/2016 12:05:35 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 12:03:10 PM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:59:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:56:31 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:53:38 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:51:16 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:48:03 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

Why not? I learned English. Why can't I learn cow? : :

You need to change the OP and say why can't monkeys, chimps and gorillas speak the English language that humans can learn and speak. I live in a country where I can't understand humans speaking to me. I could just as well be listening to monkeys, chimps and gorillas speaking to me.

Did you call foreigners banana gobbling chimps? : :

I have respect for animals and humans even though they don't understand each other's language.

So what caused us to quit speaking monkey replacing it with human speech : :

If that was a true question,then I could give you a truthful answer. Since I can't lie, I can't give you any answer.

So...how many accounts you got
"What Donald Trump is doing is representing the absolute heartbreak, and anger, and frustration at a government gone mad."

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Z_ONE
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9/5/2016 12:08:17 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 12:05:35 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 12:03:10 PM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:59:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:56:31 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:53:38 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:51:16 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:48:03 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

Why not? I learned English. Why can't I learn cow? : :

You need to change the OP and say why can't monkeys, chimps and gorillas speak the English language that humans can learn and speak. I live in a country where I can't understand humans speaking to me. I could just as well be listening to monkeys, chimps and gorillas speaking to me.

Did you call foreigners banana gobbling chimps? : :

I have respect for animals and humans even though they don't understand each other's language.

So what caused us to quit speaking monkey replacing it with human speech : :

If that was a true question,then I could give you a truthful answer. Since I can't lie, I can't give you any answer.

So...how many accounts you got : :

If I was concerned about the total number of events that I experienced in life so far, I would have gotten a good deal on a calculator a long time ago.
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9/5/2016 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 11:48:03 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

Why not? I learned English. Why can't I learn cow?

Because you haven't tried. I have known various farmers whom indeed have learned the gist of various animal vocalizations. He couldn't reproduce them, obviously, but he was able to learn and distinguish what meant what to better serve his stock.
Here we have an advocate for Islamic arranged marriages demonstrating that children can consent to sex.
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9/5/2016 12:28:53 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 12:12:56 PM, FaustianJustice wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:48:03 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

Why not? I learned English. Why can't I learn cow?

Because you haven't tried. I have known various farmers whom indeed have learned the gist of various animal vocalizations. He couldn't reproduce them, obviously, but he was able to learn and distinguish what meant what to better serve his stock. : :

Body language helps farmers too. A sick cow hangs it's head down so the farmer knows instantly that it's sick.
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9/5/2016 12:36:08 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 12:28:53 PM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 12:12:56 PM, FaustianJustice wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:48:03 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

Why not? I learned English. Why can't I learn cow?

Because you haven't tried. I have known various farmers whom indeed have learned the gist of various animal vocalizations. He couldn't reproduce them, obviously, but he was able to learn and distinguish what meant what to better serve his stock. : :

Body language helps farmers too. A sick cow hangs it's head down so the farmer knows instantly that it's sick.

Why can't it enunciate
"What Donald Trump is doing is representing the absolute heartbreak, and anger, and frustration at a government gone mad."

http://youtu.be...
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9/5/2016 12:42:15 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 12:36:08 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 12:28:53 PM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 12:12:56 PM, FaustianJustice wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:48:03 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

Why not? I learned English. Why can't I learn cow?

Because you haven't tried. I have known various farmers whom indeed have learned the gist of various animal vocalizations. He couldn't reproduce them, obviously, but he was able to learn and distinguish what meant what to better serve his stock. : :

Body language helps farmers too. A sick cow hangs it's head down so the farmer knows instantly that it's sick.

Why can't it enunciate : :

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9/5/2016 3:53:21 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak

Actually, gorillas can speak. https://www.youtube.com...

I don't think anyone has ever tried to teach a chimp sign language so I wouldn't be so quick to rule it out until someone tries.

If you are asking why do they have to use sign language, it is because they do not have the vocal cords that humans have.
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9/5/2016 5:06:25 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 3:53:21 PM, matt8800 wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak

Actually, gorillas can speak. https://www.youtube.com...

I don't think anyone has ever tried to teach a chimp sign language so I wouldn't be so quick to rule it out until someone tries.

If you are asking why do they have to use sign language, it is because they do not have the vocal cords that humans have.

Mimicking isn't speaking. We need you to show us the 10,000 intermediaries between gorilla/monkey anscestor and humans.
"What Donald Trump is doing is representing the absolute heartbreak, and anger, and frustration at a government gone mad."

http://youtu.be...
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9/5/2016 5:45:12 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 5:06:25 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 9/5/2016 3:53:21 PM, matt8800 wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak

Actually, gorillas can speak. https://www.youtube.com...

I don't think anyone has ever tried to teach a chimp sign language so I wouldn't be so quick to rule it out until someone tries.

If you are asking why do they have to use sign language, it is because they do not have the vocal cords that humans have.

Mimicking isn't speaking. We need you to show us the 10,000 intermediaries between gorilla/monkey anscestor and humans.

You obviously haven't watched the video because nobody that works with Koko thinks she is mimicking.
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9/5/2016 5:45:18 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

But still some atheists claim that donkeys or snakes don"t speak. :)
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9/5/2016 5:47:21 PM
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At 9/5/2016 5:45:18 PM, 12_13 wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

But still some atheists claim that donkeys or snakes don"t speak. :) : :

Only stupid Christians believe that a snake was understood by Eve.
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9/6/2016 1:34:42 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 5:45:18 PM, 12_13 wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:45:47 AM, Z_ONE wrote:
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak : :

I've heard monkeys, chimps, gorillas, cows, horses, and all kinds of animals speak. It's just that we humans can't understand their language.

But still some atheists claim that donkeys or snakes don"t speak. :)

You are correct. Only theists think that donkeys and snakes can speak.
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9/6/2016 6:11:25 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak

Good question. I wanna know answer too.
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9/6/2016 6:52:21 AM
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At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak

https://www.youtube.com...
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9/6/2016 11:03:01 AM
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At 9/5/2016 11:40:17 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
Monkeys can't speak. Chimps, gorillas can't speak. Why do humans speak

Pretty sure most cetaceans do speak and there's a consensus orcas have many languages/dialects. Of course the complexity of their languages is limited by their intelligence, which is obviously not as developed as ours.

As of why can't you learn their language. That would require an animal being willing to teach you and you being able to learn. There's a chance though, that you will never be able to produce the correct sounds or ultra sounds to communicate with, say an orca. Animal language might not even work with the same concepts and so human concepts might not have direct translation in animal languages and vice versa.