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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 02:41 AM
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I spent some time for the last few days with a good friend. She has been having a bit of a rough time. Lost a few close members of her family within a period of a few months.
She called me up and said she needed company.
I noticed that she spoke to her dog and cat in what I thought at first was gibberish. I started noticing repeating words and a form of structure to this "gibberish."
Best I can describe, it sounded similar to a mix of Welsh and Gaelic.
I asked her what language she was speaking. She said she doesn't know, but she has spoken it since she was a child when she speaks to animals. The cat and dog seemed to understand her perfectly well.
I'm not sure if she's just a bit odd or if I was witnessing something with more to it.
She told me ,matter of fact, that it was "animal language."
I asked her if all animals understand it.
She shrugged her shoulders and said "Raccoons and squirrels understand it." She wasn't sure about others.




posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 03:14 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

I can speak many animal languages...okay I may be talking gibberish to them like saying "cheese" in cat when I'm supposed to say "morning" hence all the funny looks I get from the master.
I talk to crows and have had a conversation with a horse under a tree once upon a time.
I kinda feel they know what we mean anyhow and the tone of our voice goes a long way.
Can you record it? btw.
She is like Dr Doolittle.




posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 03:15 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23
It would not surprise me. I have noticed that even my cattle have different vocalisations for different things as well as different tones to get their message across. For example yesterday one steer came up to the house and bellowed with a high pitched tone until I came out. This was really unusual because he has never done this. I realised that his younger sister was missing and had not come up for her morning feed. He was worried and upset. I found her with some other young ones in another paddock. I did not even realise that he knew she was his sister and that he was looking out for her (their mother died). So even cattle have a kind of language if you listen and can tell you lots of things.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 03:34 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
I spent some time for the last few days with a good friend. She has been having a bit of a rough time. Lost a few close members of her family within a period of a few months.
She called me up and said she needed company.
I noticed that she spoke to her dog and cat in what I thought at first was gibberish. I started noticing repeating words and a form of structure to this "gibberish."
Best I can describe, it sounded similar to a mix of Welsh and Gaelic.
I asked her what language she was speaking. She said she doesn't know, but she has spoken it since she was a child when she speaks to animals. The cat and dog seemed to understand her perfectly well.
I'm not sure if she's just a bit odd or if I was witnessing something with more to it.
She told me ,matter of fact, that it was "animal language."
I asked her if all animals understand it.
She shrugged her shoulders and said "Raccoons and squirrels understand it." She wasn't sure about others.


Skunk.

You are one of our members that has made me come back to ATS after a long time (and much missed in the scientific forums) away....

I am a semi retired veterinary surgeon with much expercience and most specialised in animal bahaviour with now nearly 25 years of experience... NOT feeling my age... but happy to share "SOME" advice

Once I have got over the shucks knows how mny posts that are needed to prove that I am not a Robot I would be happy to discuss.

Warmest respects.
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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 04:06 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
I spent some time for the last few days with a good friend. She has been having a bit of a rough time. Lost a few close members of her family within a period of a few months.
She called me up and said she needed company.
I noticed that she spoke to her dog and cat in what I thought at first was gibberish. I started noticing repeating words and a form of structure to this "gibberish."
Best I can describe, it sounded similar to a mix of Welsh and Gaelic.
I asked her what language she was speaking. She said she doesn't know, but she has spoken it since she was a child when she speaks to animals. The cat and dog seemed to understand her perfectly well.
I'm not sure if she's just a bit odd or if I was witnessing something with more to it.
She told me ,matter of fact, that it was "animal language."
I asked her if all animals understand it.

She shrugged her shoulders and said "Raccoons and squirrels understand it." She wasn't sure about others.


When one has lived with many species one can communicate...

From "Everyday" domestic companions to "Wildlife" this is possible... just have to need the RIGHT frame of mind....

Tis not easy as one needs to be at "ONE" so to speak with nature...

A lesson to be learned.

Kindest respects

Lag
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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 04:18 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

I had a boss once who called me into the office and said . A little birdy told me you might be doing drugs at work . I replied , your talking to birds and i am the one doing drugs , then i just walked out .



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 04:30 AM
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a reply to: hutch622

Oh, those damn little bird's... they seem to always know whats up!



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 05:51 AM
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Animals use a lot of body language and tone to communicate. Perhaps they don't follow her word for word but I'm sure they catch her drift.

Think of it like taking a trip to Japan without knowing Japanese, you could probably convey something like "I'm hungry, where can I eat" but discussing the finer points of dinner etiquette might be difficult.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 06:32 AM
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a reply to: Lagomorphe
With your vast knowledge and experience, have you ever thought about starting an 'ask me anything' type thread for questions about animal language, behaviour, problems and general advice? I would love to see a thread of this nature as I am sure many others would too.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 08:23 AM
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They like gaelic. Even English spaniels.



A dog who joined his owner at language classes has impressed by learning a set of Gaelic commands in just three weeks.
Neil Smith took his four-year-old hearing dog Ginger along to the weekly session at a church near Dunoon.
Mr Smith said he was amazed to see how quickly the English Cocker Spaniel started responding to the words for sit (suidh), stay (fuirich), come here (trobhad) and good dog (cu math). Class teacher Elma McArthur said Ginger was a very sharp dog.


BBC Scotland



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23
My mom knew a guy who trained his dog in Lakota. People would speak English to it and the dog would just sit there. They thought he was retarded but they were just speaking the wrong language.

As far as an animal language goes, I'd like to hear a recording of that so I can see how my dogs react.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: skunkape23


I had a boss once who called me into the office and said . A little birdy told me you might be doing drugs at work . I replied , your talking to birds and i am the one doing drugs , then i just walked out .


Amazing boss mate...

Are you still working for her/him?... from your post you said "had" so guessing that you and said "boss" are no longer colleagues? (or however you spell that?

Kindest respects

Lag



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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originally posted by: CthulhuMythos
a reply to: Lagomorphe
With your vast knowledge and experience, have you ever thought about starting an 'ask me anything' type thread for questions about animal language, behaviour, problems and general advice? I would love to see a thread of this nature as I am sure many others would too.


To be quite honest I don't have enough time CT as my RL situation takes up most of my time and Social media is a second life...... although I would like to have more time of course??... and of course, I don't want to feed certain Trolls and whatnot as you can no doubt imagine?

Will answer questions if and when asked...(Even by PMs) Just glad to be back on a long missed forum as a long time participating member and hoping that we can get back to denying ignorance instead of bored trolling?

Had to come back as sick and tired of (certain) crap that has been posted over the past couple of months here and would like to state my point of view on certain issues.

Kindest respects

lag
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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: Lagomorphe

Well it's definitely nice to see you back!

B xxx



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: Lagomorphe

Well it's definitely nice to see you back!

B xxx


Thank you Beany...

My response says it all ;-)

Kindest respects

Lag



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: Lagomorphe

Go get yourself an av, you wiley thing.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:35 AM
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Animals cannot lie. They are incapable of lying. Because their communication isn't just verbal, and is tied directly into their nervous system. Think of the dog and their well known body language. A dog would be a terrible poker player.

Animals are attuned to nonverbal queues, as their lives exist of nonverbal communication. My dog responds to me before I really do anything. Once I determine to do something, I show consistent signs of that thing being done. For example, when I come out of the kitchen after dinner, they know its time to go outside and dance around like they are awaiting the joy of being outdoors barking at birds.

Sometimes I fake them out, however. Like if i am laying in bed and throw the covers off, Sasha runs up the stairs like we are going to go do something. In reality, i was simpily hot and needed to remove some covering.

Perhaps your friend knows how to communicate. Or maybe, and possibly more likely, the animals are masters at communication, despite her better efforts.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 01:00 PM
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Animals can learn to recognize any language though, can't they?

People who aren't pet owners are sometimes surprised to find out my animals are bilingual, as far as the cue words they understand and respond to, but it isn't unusual. I could make up my own language entirely, and they could learn to understand it, if I associate movements consistantly.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 01:40 PM
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I always laugh when people talk about the "dumb" animals.

I grew up in the country and presently I live in the woods. I have shared my environment with animals my whole life, and if there is one thing that I can tell you, without a shadow of a doubt, is that there are no living dumb animals.

If you have a pet, you already know that your pets understand almost everything you say, it is you, that isn't able to understand very much, or anything that your pet says to you. So...who is the dumb animal?

I speak to my animals in sentences, just like I do people. I don't talk to them in baby talk, unless I am playing with them, and they understand detail, like go lie down on your bed, versus, go lie down on the rug by the living room door, or by the back door.

My brother's Ridgeback can go to his toy box and pick out exactly the toy my brother tells him to bring to him, and that box has to have at least a hundred different toys in it.

I have a verbal battle with the hawk that comes to try to feed at my pond when I feed my fish. My mother says it cracks her up, because she says it sounds exactly like she is arguing back to me every time I say something to her. I try to trick the fish, but they know exactly where I am around the pond, and that I am the one with the food. They follow in such numbers that you can see the water ripple as they follow me.

So animals are not stupid, and they understand our language much better than we understand theirs.



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 01:15 AM
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I've always kept a good dog around. I feel naked without one. I tend to communicate in a language of whistles, kissy sounds, finger snaps, hand claps, hand gestures, and soft grunts with either a rising or falling inflection. I love a good dog. A good dog loves me.
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