There is this guy in my department that can speak five languges. I find it almost unfathomable to speak another language. Not that it wouldn’t be cool to know one. It would come in handy when you wanted to spy on someone.
You see it all the time in movies. Two people speaking a different language while James Bond or some other action hero knowing exactly what they are saying, without them knowing it. Then he pulls out a phrase that lets them know he knows exactly what they are saying.
The looks on their faces when they reveal the plan to him is priceless. I would like to be one of the people that pulls that kind of thing off.
There is the classic Star Wars one where Han Solo knows exactly what Chewy is saying, or even C3PO knowing what R2D2 is saying. But just like any other foreign language, if you don’t know it, it sounds like a bunch of gobbledy gook.
This made me wonder the other day if animals from other countries learn different languages. Like, for instance a dog. Does a dog from a Spanish speaking home know dog Spanish? Does a Russian parakeet utter Russian phrases, and could it then learn English Phrases if brought to an English Speaking households?
I’m not really sure, but if Han Solo can learn Chewbaccian, could we learn dog Spanish? And why haven’t we learned to speak dog, and cat, and parakeet, or whatever. You know they can understand each other with just noises, why haven’t me made more progress in learning dog or cat at least. I mean, we’ve been with them since like the Egyptian times or whatever.
What do you guys think? Do dogs know foreign dog languages? Do you think we should start learning their language?
Bitter Foreign Spy Ben