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Langauge of the Birds

Posted: 02-22-2003 02:48 PM
by eliza_nightvoice

Birds That Sing Complex Songs Give Clue to Origins of Human Syntax

"Parrots, hummingbirds and songbirds – which are able to learn complex, repetitive songs – have provided scientists with a unique insight into the origins of syntax, the rules that govern human speech."

Well, it looks like William has postulated a connection that research is starting to find. In most of his books, William makes reference to the "Langauge of the Birds" which was , as he suggests was the first human langauge.

Posted: 02-22-2003 03:52 PM
by Linnea
Great find, NV. The labyrynth of linguistics - or chirpistics Image is fascinating! Linguistic relativity - one of the great areas of research that flashed my brain cells - back when the world was new...

Posted: 02-22-2003 05:06 PM
by turtle101
Did u ever hear the theoty that greyhounds were desended from birds?????????? Areal theory out a long time ago.

Posted: 02-22-2003 05:22 PM
by Mercury
Very interesting.

There is also the poem by the Sufi Mystic, Rumi which says:

"O heart, from where has come this heavy throbbing?
O bird, speak now the language of the birds
For I know your secrets"

And St. Francis of Assisi preached a sermon to the birds.

Posted: 02-22-2003 10:48 PM
by Laird
Ok you've baited me with twitter, what's all this about in William Henry's book?

Is Tara a person or a bird or place or THING?
Don't you all on this board get me in trouble with him.

Posted: 07-24-2011 10:46 PM
by turtle101
turtle101 wrote: Did u ever hear the theory that greyhounds were descended from birds?? A real theory out a long time ago.

mmmmm been trying to figure out where i came up with this one?
googles not helping. any ideas?

Posted: 07-25-2011 01:27 AM
by Dude111
I was going to reply to this thread a few weeks ago but the link was invalid (I dont ever reply to a thread IF THE LINK IS NO LONGER VALID (not w/o @ least providing a NEW ONE for the invalid one :))) ... 97868.html

It is amazing the songs that birds produce,beautiful to listen to for sure :)