An Elephant That Speaks Korean?
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|Fri, 11-02-2012 - 9:15am|
I was browsing Health News today and came across this article about an elephant that speaks Korean. I'm stunned over the fact an elephant can speak at all. Check this out: " Koshik the Asian elephant can "speak" and make himself understood to humans using five words of Korean, according to a new report.Researchers say Koshik's ability to imitate the five words provides new insights into the biology and evolution of complex vocal learning, an ability that is critical for human speech.The five words spoken by the elephant can be readily understood by people who speak Korean. The words include annyong (hello), anja (sit down), aniya (no), nuo (lie down) and choah (good)." more