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He invents his own words and phrases if he is confronted with novel ideas with which his existing repertoire cannot cope - just as a human child would do.
N'kisi's remarkable abilities, which are said to include telepathy, feature in the latest BBC Wildlife Magazine.
N'kisi is believed to be one of the most advanced users of human language in the animal world.
About 100 words are needed for half of all reading in English, so if N'kisi could read he would be able to cope with a wide range of material.
Originally posted by ScienceGuyQ
Great Apes and Dolphins can too. I didn't think this was anything new since Coco the Gorilla back in the 1970s.
No animal can rival Humans but some can learn to communicate and show emotion.
Is it possible that a parrot can infact have an understanding of language, beyond just repeating like "monkey see, monkey do"?.