dog, ‘Sit’ or ‘Run’, and the dog can learn a few English words
capacity to take streams of sound and cut them into discrete bits.
That’s called the onset of voicing.
And it’s certainly the case that we have more power because human babies learn ten words in a day, hundreds in a month, we learn about 10,000 words over a lifetime, and animals never really get more than a couple of hundred. So there’s some big difference there.
No other animal is anywhere near that.
the sequence of things and he’s understood that the sequence matters,
There’s another really interesting case where it looks like animals can do stuff with language, but they can do things with language in a quite different way than humans can.
that is, humans have something that’s just quite different from what animals have. It’s not that we’re more clever; it’s just that we’re differently clever.
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