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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Wah2, Gajah Pun Nak Ber Kpop Jugak Ye !

Aduhai, sampai ke gajah2 pown dilanda demam K-pop ye. Bahasa lain dia x tau, bahasa korea je  yang boleh. He He He



Scientists have discovered an elephant that can speak Korean. But Koshik, who talks by putting his trunk in his mouth, has a vocabulary of just five words. He was recorded at a zoo in South Korea imitating human speech for words that translate into English as "hello", "sit down", "no", "lie down" and "good". But it is not believed he means what he says.

Researchers reported in the journal Current Biology that Koshik's language skills could provide important insights into the biology and evolution of vocal learning.

Elephant communication expert Angela Stoeger, of the University of Vienna, Austria, said: "Human speech basically has two important aspects: pitch and timbre. Intriguingly, the elephant Koshik is capable of matching both pitch and timbre patterns.
"He accurately imitates human formants as well as the voice pitch of his trainers. This is remarkable considering the huge size, the long vocal tract, and other anatomical differences between an elephant and a human."

Researchers played recordings of Koshik's noises to native Korean speakers to confirm their findings. "We found a high agreement concerning the overall meaning, and even the Korean spelling of Koshik's imitations," Ms Stoeger said.

It is not clear why Koshik adopted his unusual vocal behaviour, but scientists suggest that it could go back to his early days. He was the only elephant living at the Everland Zoo in South Korea for about five years during an important period for bonding and development. Humans were his only social contacts, so he could have adapted his vocals in a bid to strengthen social ties.

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( KA sambung BW kejap lagi ye, kena membereskan kerja2 dulu ! )




14 comments:

Myra Jay said...

Memang penangan K-Pop la ye ;)

wahida said...

haha...macam2 hal...

hainom OKje said...

Ha..ha... tak kira apa dah sekarang ni....

lieyalatif said...

ni bukan sebarang gajah ni KA....dasatttt

nur anis said...

kpop punya pasal..huhu

boni kacak said...

hahaha.. dasyat ni..

Wanieys a.k.a IbuQalief said...

kehkehkeh terbaekk la gajah ni dia pun nak kpop

Mrs Velentine said...

paling manang lah gajah ni

syiela said...

hehehhe mcm2 la

kaishin said...

gajah pun kpop juga? pelik tp benar?

sal ya said...

boleh tahan gajah ni.

C'Jai said...

Hamboih..ber kpop jugak kew..?heee

Jna marcello said...

haha skrng mmg smua benda kpop KA ;D

ayut said...

Dahsyat jgk Koshik ni...tp klu haiwan dh biasa dgn tone2x suara org yg trained kompem blh pham..bhasa ap pon..hihihi

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