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If we meet up with aliens, will we be able to talk to each other? We can't even understand the language of some of the creatures that live right here on Earth with us.
Astronomer Guy Consolmagrio says, "[It's possible] we find an intelligent civilization and there's no way in creation we can communicate with them because they're so alien to us. We can't talk to dolphins now."
Scientists have long been studying how chimpanzees, whales, parrots and dolphins communicate. Now they've added dogs to the list. "For psychologists, dogs may be the new chimpanzees," says researcher Paul Bloom. "Dog owners often boast about the communicative and social abilities of their pets, and this study seems to vindicate them."
Originally posted by heelstone
However, any species that is smart enough to find its way to this planet would be more likely to figure out our language first and communicate on our level rather than us translating their method of communication.