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Elephant Learns To Speak 5 Words In Korean VIDEO - It's for Real!
11-03-2012, 02:50 AM #1
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Quote:Koshik outsmarted nature, which graced him with a large vocal tract, by putting his trunk in his mouth, which adjusts the shape of his vocal tract so it can produce sounds similar to human speech. According to the study, no one has recorded an elephant doing that before. Researchers found that Koshik can imitate five words: "anja"(sit down), "aniya" (no), "nuo" (lie down), "choa" (good) and "annyong." They measured the accuracy by comparing transcriptions of Koshik's speech to that of humans. His speech isn't perfect, but "annyong" is the word Koshik repeated with the most success. Aim high, young elephant.
Read more: popsci.com

Amazing! And so begins the Planet of the Elephants. chuckle.gif İmage

11-03-2012, 03:08 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Awesome! I think I'd rather be on a planet run by elephants.



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