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Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

What is Dungeons and Dragons?


Who the hell do birds mimic talking? They don't have lips and their tongues are weird and tube-shaped, it's awful. I can't talk without moving my lips or tongue, how the hell does a bird do it?!

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The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miB2LpP-DsE

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

Birds have lips they're just inside their beak

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

What is Dungeons and Dragons?


Colonel Cancer posted:

Birds have lips they're just inside their beak

Unacceptable

low key sex master
May 27, 2004

The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask.


What you think this forum has bird scientists? You think these degenerates who post here talk to birds all day and are just waiting for someone to ask how these devolved dinosaurs talk? You got another thing coming buddy

my dog died im sad
Jun 29, 2015


Give a bird a big kiss and see for yourself.

Fluffy Bunnies
Jan 9, 2009
DON'T BOTHER REPLYING TO ME. I WON'T READ OR COMPREHEND ANY OF IT.


They're just really good at mimicking sounds and learning that those sounds sometimes make sense to humans in the same way they want to express. Much like a dog learns "cookie" or "treat" and some of the primitive breeds are good at making similar sounds to relate that they want this thing.

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

I'm from Big Bird and there is nothing to see here folks. Buzz off.

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013


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They don't, op.
Every example of this has been an elaborate running joke.

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Aug 1, 1981

MTV




The birds are Very good 👍 but they are not necessarily demonstrative of what grey morality actually is

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

What is Dungeons and Dragons?


Fluffy Bunnies posted:

They're just really good at mimicking sounds and learning that those sounds sometimes make sense to humans in the same way they want to express. Much like a dog learns "cookie" or "treat" and some of the primitive breeds are good at making similar sounds to relate that they want this thing.

No I mean how do they physically make those sounds they don't have any lips!

The Bramble
Mar 16, 2004



What is demonstrative of what grey morality actually is

Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000



Parrots are one of the few in the animal kingdom that truly fascinates me. Like out of every animal on earth, it's this one single species of birds (of which there are millions of different types) that can speak like humans. It blows my mind.

See also:

-Angler fish having a little lantern on their heads

-Electric eels being able to produce electricity

-Venus fly traps; a plant that has teeth and can move

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Aug 1, 1981

MTV




The Bramble posted:

What is demonstrative of what grey morality actually is

Grey morality actually is a very popular sport 👌

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

Parrots aren't even the only talking bird

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002




Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

Parrots are one of the few in the animal kingdom that truly fascinates me. Like out of every animal on earth, it's this one single species of birds (of which there are millions of different types) that can speak like humans. It blows my mind.

See also:

-Angler fish having a little lantern on their heads

-Electric eels being able to produce electricity

-Venus fly traps; a plant that has teeth and can move

its not just parrots op see for ref Nuggets The Talking Mynah Bird

Son of Rodney
Feb 22, 2006

ohmygodohmygodohmygod



Börds

RepeatingMeme
Dec 27, 2012

Have u seen thos pig balls tho







Lips are for loser mammals like us, theyre only a crutch we use and all the rest of the animal laughs and laughs and laughs at us for how bad we are at talking. Birds pity us, our sad existence, and are trying to gently show us the ropes

Bismuth
Jun 10, 2010

the belly button hungers

Hell Gem

Crows and starlings can talk too tbh at this point idk what bird cant talk

Ignatius M. Meen
May 26, 2011

Hello yes I heard there was a lovely trainwreck here and...



Who What Now posted:

No I mean how do they physically make those sounds they don't have any lips!

you don't vocalize with your lips, how do you think ventriloquists work?

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

Havin' a roni


Birds can make chainsaw noises too OP and they don't even have gasoline.

RepeatingMeme
Dec 27, 2012

Have u seen thos pig balls tho







SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

Birds can make chainsaw noises too OP and they don't even have gasoline.

Wait what, thats amazing how can we harness this power for our chainsaws

Johnny Walker
Jun 14, 2005

Is he upset about something?




SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

Birds can make chainsaw noises too OP and they don't even have gasoline.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSB71jNq-yQ

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d3dOam9Hg4

Also


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIX_6TBeph0

Sisal Two-Step
May 29, 2006

mom without jaw
dad without wife


Who What Now posted:

Who the hell do birds mimic talking? They don't have lips and their tongues are weird and tube-shaped, it's awful. I can't talk without moving my lips or tongue, how the hell does a bird do it?!

Hey.... yeah! Wtf! They don't even have lips or teeth! And their tongues are hosed up!

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

What is Dungeons and Dragons?


Ignatius M. Meen posted:

you don't vocalize with your lips, how do you think ventriloquists work?

By talking out of the sides of their mouth and everyone is too polite to call them out

Sisal Two-Step
May 29, 2006

mom without jaw
dad without wife


How can they make fricatives without teeth???

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

Nevermore wakka wakka wakka

frogge
Apr 7, 2006




So like they're birds but Satan gifted them with the ability to talk to both mock us and tempt us into Heck. Which is why pirates and other bad guys always seem to have parrots.

Asterite34
May 19, 2009




Real answer!

Humans talk with their larynx and vocal cords vibrating to produce pitches and tones like a kazoo, and their mouth and lips form the more complex phonemes and "sounds" of words.

Birds, obviously, don't have lips, or even a larynx like humans do. They do, however, have an organ called a syrinx in their throat just above their lungs. This organ is much more flexible and articulated than the larynx, to the point where the "vocal cords" can be moved independently of each other. Essentially, this organ combines the vocal cords and lips into one doodad for creating complex sounds!

Mulaney Power Move
Dec 30, 2004


what's so weird about birds talking? just about every other animal can speak to you.

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

Havin' a roni


Asterite34 posted:

Real answer!

Humans talk with their larynx and vocal cords vibrating to produce pitches and tones like a kazoo, and their mouth and lips form the more complex phonemes and "sounds" of words.

Birds, obviously, don't have lips, or even a larynx like humans do. They do, however, have an organ called a syrinx in their throat just above their lungs. This organ is much more flexible and articulated than the larynx, to the point where the "vocal cords" can be moved independently of each other. Essentially, this organ combines the vocal cords and lips into one doodad for creating complex sounds!

Nerd.

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Aug 1, 1981

MTV




Birds and dogs can make bombs from buying legally available chemicals and other such products

Call Your Grandma
Jan 17, 2010



they are actually beaming the words directly into your brain. that's what a cloaca does.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6l8MFdTaPE

Call Your Grandma
Jan 17, 2010



if i was a ornithologist i would definitely refer to myself as a "bird nerd" every chance i get

Junk
Dec 20, 2003

Listen to reason, man. Why make your job difficult?

if i was a scatologist i would definitely refer to myself as a "turd nerd" every chance i get

Vakal
May 11, 2008


How birds see the world.

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

What is Dungeons and Dragons?


Asterite34 posted:

Real answer!

Humans talk with their larynx and vocal cords vibrating to produce pitches and tones like a kazoo, and their mouth and lips form the more complex phonemes and "sounds" of words.

Birds, obviously, don't have lips, or even a larynx like humans do. They do, however, have an organ called a syrinx in their throat just above their lungs. This organ is much more flexible and articulated than the larynx, to the point where the "vocal cords" can be moved independently of each other. Essentially, this organ combines the vocal cords and lips into one doodad for creating complex sounds!

So they got throat lips. Thank you for finally explaining this in a way that normal everyday Americans can understand

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Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013


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Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

Parrots are one of the few in the animal kingdom that truly fascinates me. Like out of every animal on earth, it's this one single species of birds (of which there are millions of different types) that can speak like humans. It blows my mind.

See also:

-Angler fish having a little lantern on their heads

-Electric eels being able to produce electricity

-Venus fly traps; a plant that has teeth and can move

Imagine going through the effort to explain why this one particular animal fascinates you so thoroughly and being wrong about it.


It's like saying you're studying to become a paleontologist because for billions of years there was nothing but tyrannosaurus all over the earth and you just find that fascinating

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