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Whistle language explains human speech?

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Even though almost no one uses it? From David Robson at BBC:

The practice not only highlights humanity’s amazing linguistic diversity; it may also help us to understand the limits of human communication. In most languages, whistles are used for little more than calling attention; they seem too simple to carry much meaning. But Meyer has now identified more than 70 groups across the world who can use whistles to express themselves with all the flexibility of normal speech.

These mysterious languages demonstrate the brain’s astonishing capacity to decode information from new signals – with insights that are causing some neuroscientists to rethink the fundamental organisation of the brain. The research may even shed light on the emergence of language itself. According to one hypothesis, our first words may have sounded something like the Hmong’s courtship songs.More.

Everything about this Brit tax-funded garble is garbage except “the brain’s astonishing capacity to decode information from new signals… ” But it is not possible to talk honestly about that in a naturalist environment.

See also: Can we talk? Language as the business end of consciousness

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2 Replies to “Whistle language explains human speech?

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    Dionisio says:

    One of the most critical problems humans face is broken or lack of communication.
    Another critical problem is poor or lack of discernment.
    Another critical problem is little or lack of open-mindedness.
    Perhaps they all somehow reflect on the language too?

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    Allyza says:

    Whistled languages use whistling to emulate speech and facilitate communication. Generally, whistled languages emulate the tones or vowel formants of a natural spoken language, as well as aspects of its intonation and prosody, so that trained listeners who speak that language can understand the encoded message. Just like bestwritingadvisor

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