Friday, January 15, 2010

Human Languages

Humans are said to have the most advanced languages of all animals. However, it comes with a price: they often cannot understand each other. While all dogs have the same language around the world, humans have hundreds of different languages. This also makes it difficult for us dogs. We are capable of learning the basics of human languages, but learn the specific language that our humans speak. Paula and Daniel still uses some commands in English when talking to Mum, since she lived her first five years in America.

In England, a dog was taken care of by a shelter, where they first thought he was deaf, because he did not respond to any commands. This was before they realized he came from a Polish family and did understand commands given in Polish. Now they have managed to make him bilingual, so he understand some English as well, thus making it easier for him to get a new human family in England. I hope everything turns out well for him.

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