Is This Dolphin Speaking English?

Researcher Margaret Howe's initial focus with Peter the dolphin was teaching him the basics of human conversation: getting him to listen to speech, then encouraging him to “speak.”

From: THE GIRL WHO TALKED TO DOLPHINS

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+5 1. ringmaster commented 3 years ago

Cute video alright proving once more that doplhins are intelligent, but still mean that seacreatures belong free in the sea.
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+7 2. thefox commented 3 years ago

#1 But I really enjoy a bit of cod, chips and mushy peas on a Friday. :|
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+10 3. Jim777 commented 3 years ago

...we cannot speak dolphin, why would they speak English? They obviously speak to each other, if we are so smart we should learn their language!
...but we aren't. We still look at animals as lab-rats...
I'm sorry, I don't like the way we treat animals, and in fact each other.
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+8 4. ChuckMaurice commented 3 years ago

Maybe they are learning to say "So long and thanks for all the fish".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojydNb3Lrrs
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+4 5. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

Somehow it just doesn't seem right and mimicking a sound! well yes parrots do that but that doesn't mean you are having a conversation with them they are usually simply associating an action, object or sound with their own. You couldn't have a conversation with a human if they hadn't gone to school learnt the alphabet, words sentences and rudimentary language.
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0 6. snotraddict commented 3 years ago

Isn't she the one that used to have sex with him? Well, let him rub up against her.