Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dolphin Speak Relies on Brevity

"Among the words we use most often, short ones like "I," "a" and "the" top the list. It turns out we're not the only ones who strive for this type of efficiency in the way we communicate. Dolphins, found a new study, do it, too.

It's the first evidence that another species follows one of the basic rules that defines all human languages: the law of brevity."

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