Biologists have taught a whale to mimic human speech media

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Moscow, 31 January – AIF-Moscow.

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A group of scientists from Britain, Germany, and Chile was able to teach a killer whale named PECs to imitate human speech – she can say some short phrases in English. This was reported by the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

In particular, PECs mimics the pronunciation of the words “hello” (“Hello”), “one, two” (“one, two”) and “bye, bye” (“until”). The orca uses the outer nostrils, and the sound rings out over the water, that’s why he it resembles human speech.

According to one of the authors of the study, Joseph Call, although the anatomical structure of the vocal apparatus of killer whales is significantly different from human, they can still make sounds very similar to that inherent in other species, in this case, people.

Researchers say orcas can memorize and repeat any sounds made by their neighbors. PECs Biologists were forced to listen to the sounds of other killer whales along with English words. But researchers note that there is no evidence that the whale understands the meaning of “pronounce” her words.


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