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 Post subject: Annyeong! Elephant can speak 5 words of Korean
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:05 pm 
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Koshik is such a smarty pants!!! I listened to the audio files and they blew my mind!

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Researchers report that the mammal has learnt to imitate human speech and can say five words in Korean: hello, no, sit down, lie down and good.

The zoo animal places the tip of his trunk into his mouth to transform his natural low rumble into a convincing impression of a human voice.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20142858

Elephants kick asparagus, end of story.

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 Post subject: Re: Annyeong! Elephant can speak 5 words of Korean
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Great. Now I have to stop eating elephants, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Annyeong! Elephant can speak 5 words of Korean
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hooooooly crepe! wow! totally tearing up over here. I want to hug an elephant.

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 Post subject: Re: Annyeong! Elephant can speak 5 words of Korean
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:18 pm 
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That's amazing! Elephants are wonderful.


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 Post subject: Re: Annyeong! Elephant can speak 5 words of Korean
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I keep reading the subject line of this as "annoying" like you're so pissed that elephant speaks more Korean than you do.

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Wow! That's amazing. I want to go have a chat with Koshik.


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coldandsleepy wrote:
I keep reading the subject line of this as "annoying" like you're so pissed that elephant speaks more Korean than you do.

I am!

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 Post subject: Re: Annyeong! Elephant can speak 5 words of Korean
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:13 am 
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This is both impressive and sad (because he didn't have other elephants to socialize with).

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IsaChandra wrote:
coldandsleepy wrote:
I keep reading the subject line of this as "annoying" like you're so pissed that elephant speaks more Korean than you do.

I am!


Damn elephant, thinks he's so great cause he speaks a little Korean.... grumble

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 Post subject: Re: Annyeong! Elephant can speak 5 words of Korean
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All I can think of is the Korean kid Lucille adopted on Arrested Development. Annyeong! It never gets old.


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b.vicious wrote:
This is both impressive and sad (because he didn't have other elephants to socialize with).

Yes, I heard about this on the radio. First, my mind was blown by the ability of the elephant. Then they talked about how he was probably motivated to try to communicate with his trainers because he had no contact with other elephants during key developmental phases of his youth and my heart just broke.

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kallista93 wrote:
All I can think of is the Korean kid Lucille adopted on Arrested Development. Annyeong! It never gets old.



see above :]


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