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Secrets of orangutan language revealed

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In the first in-depth study of gestures among wild orangutans, University of Exeter scientists identified 11 vocal signals and 21 physical "gesture types".

Sounds included the "kiss squeak" (a sharp kiss noise created while inhaling), the "grumph" (a low sound lasting one or two seconds made on the inhale), the "gorkum" (a kiss squeak followed by a series of multiple grumphs) and the "raspberry".

Gestures included beckoning, stamping, pushing out a lower lip, shaking objects and "presenting" a body part.

https://phys.org/news/2019-12-secrets-orangutan-language-revealed.html

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"gerroff" my jungle... 

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Space Commander Travis
8 hours ago, Still Waters said:

In the first in-depth study of gestures among wild orangutans, University of Exeter scientists identified 11 vocal signals and 21 physical "gesture types".

Well of course..

"ook"

"oook"

"oookkk"

"ook-ook-ook"

"OOOooookkkk" (you don't want to hear that one if you've got an overdue library book, I can tell you)

... etc. 

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