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For years it has been widely believed that monkey/apes can't learn new vocalization coz of the limitations in their vocal anatomy. But a recent study by scientists indicates that the vocal tracts of non-human primates are much more flexible than they thought them to be, so the limitations seem to be in their brains, rather than their vocal anatomy.

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Because they're monkeys.
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Because they're monkeys.
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I'd say you're probably right and that it's simply because their brains are not complex enough to develop and comprehend a language.
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Hmm....let's see that's very good finding and yeah i agree with that chu but on other note Monkeys are still evolving. Every single creature on earth is gradually changing over millions of years, it's a process that never stops. So, who knows if you live other million of years you get to see a talking monkey c:
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While primates are fairly smart in that they can use tools, and even be taught sign language to be able to communicate in simple forms, it's the fact that their brains (Or at least the left frontal lobe) may not have developed enough to be able to form the bonds necessary to develop and refine language at a rate that a human can.

But this also begs the question - what do we define as a language? Animals of all kinds generate various sounds that represent a vast array of different things, so could one toss the argument that perhaps they're talking (that is, using a language) - just not in a way we're used to?
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While primates are fairly smart in that they can use tools, and even be taught sign language to be able to communicate in simple forms, it's the fact that their brains (Or at least the left frontal lobe) may not have developed enough to be able to form the bonds necessary to develop and refine language at a rate that a human can.

But this also begs the question - what do we define as a language? Animals of all kinds generate various sounds that represent a vast array of different things, so could one toss the argument that perhaps they're talking (that is, using a language) - just not in a way we're used to?
To be a language the sounds need to be complex and follow a structure/set of rules. Having a noise for "here's food", a noise for "please make babies with me" and a noise for "oh muk run" doesn't really meet either of those requirements.

Some scientists have suggested that crows' vocalisations might be complex enough to be called a language but never anything of the sorts with apes.
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Bc they don't want to talk to us. Nah, I have no idea xD
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This has been a debate in regards to giving primates the same rights humans do, which people like Jane Goodall have been fighting for. They're currently incapable of speaking our own form language, so we have no idea if they're consenting us.
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