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Offline AllenG

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Not including instruments but only using their own body a human can vocalize (at least two ways, single note as normal and discordant as with Tuvan throat singers), whistle (various different ways, with ones lips, fingers in the mouth, blowing ones fist, just to name a few), click, clap (among other percussive noises), and I'm sure several other odd ones such as the water drop noise

Any other animal even come close in its variability?


 

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Does any animal produce more varied sounds than humans?
« Reply #1 on: 28/07/2008 21:51:26 »
A bird such as parrot can make all the sounds a human can, by imitating them, and the sounds of other creatures and inanimate devices, (including chainsaws)...
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Does any animal produce more varied sounds than humans?
« Reply #2 on: 29/07/2008 05:53:29 »
I mean more in the way humans use their bodies in different ways to produce the cacophony of sounds we do, more than the range of noise an animal can produce.
Such as a beaver using its tail for slapping noises, and I think they can produce some rudimentary vocalizations (Doc?).
And I have seen a bird (who's name escapes me) that along with vocalizing, can produce a whistling noise by vibrating the tips of its wing feathers.
But I'm not aware of an animal that produces as many sounds in as many varied ways as a human.
 

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Does any animal produce more varied sounds than humans?
« Reply #3 on: 29/07/2008 08:48:58 »
Rudimentary vocalisations? You cheeky young pup!

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« Reply #4 on: 30/07/2008 07:44:51 »
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