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Courtesy of Beluga Linguistics

Do animals have languages?

…and if yes, can we learn them? Futurologists claim that we are entering the era of pet translation.

Una Sometimes
Jan 28, 2018 · 5 min read

“Pet-translator devices may help us get to know our dogs and cats better. (…)Innovative products that succeed are based around a genuine and major consumer needs. The amount of money now spent on pets — they are becoming fur babies to so many people — means there is huge consumer demand for this. Somebody is going to put this together.” — William Higham

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“They have words for different species of predator and can describe the colour of clothes of a human, or the coat of coyotes or dogs.”

“So many people would dearly love to talk to their dog or cat or at least find out what they are trying to communicate. A lot of people talk to their dogs and share their innermost secrets. With cats I’m not sure what they’d have to say. A lot of times it might just be “you idiot, just feed me and leave me alone.”

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