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Animal communication is typically non-syntactic, which means
that signals refer to whole situations.  Human language is
syntactic, and signals consist of discrete components that have
their own meaning. Syntax is a prerequisite for taking advantage
of combinatorics, that is, making infinite use of finite means

The vast expressive power of human language would be
impossible without syntax, and the transition from non-syntactic
to syntactic communication was an essential step in the evolution
of human language.

The uniqueness of language has been compared to that of the
elephant's trunk. Human language is as different from animal
communication as the elephant's trunk (a most complex organ that consists of
about 6,000 individual muscles and that can perform an unparalleled 
variety of mechanical tasks) is from other animals' nostrils.

temperatur. pa!n. !r!taz!on + preszur.




ultra blue

        temperatur. pa!n. !r!taz!on + preszur.

        dze ep!thel!um ov dze pup!llae.
        dze zueet.zalt!.zour.+ b!tr taztez

        dze l!ngual branch. komme ca

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                                                meeTz ver!f1kat!ěn.     


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