Baboons Use Human Speech-Like Vowel Sounds - I4U News

It seems that baboon grunts contain vowels that bear a close resemblance to human speech. Human beings are unique among the animal species for possessing a codified language that allows one generation to pass on its culture to the next one. This is how ...

Baboons can make sounds similar to humans - CBBC Newsround

The results of a study into the grunts baboons make has found they create five sounds similar to the vowels we use to say words. It was thought baboons did not have the throat muscles needed to make vowel sounds. But after scientists analyzed more than ...

Vowel sounds made by baboons show that the roots of human speech may go back 25 million years - Los Angeles Times

Listen closely to those baboon calls — they may tell you a thing or two about human speech. Scientists who studied baboons' wahoos, yaks, barks and other vocalizations have found evidence of five vowel-like sounds – a sign that the physical capacity ...

Baboons make vowel sounds similar to humans revealing the evolution of language, study finds - The Independent

Baboons make five distinct vowel-like sounds much like humans, according to new research which suggests language began to evolve about 25 million years ago, much earlier than previously thought. It was thought that baboons, a type of monkey, lacked the ...

Baboons make five vowel-like sounds just like humans: Discovery could mean the origin of speech is much older than ... - Daily Mail

Human speech is thought to have come about relatively recently, within the last 70,000 to 100,000 years. Because of this, there has been little research into the links between the sounds made by non-human primates and the way we speak. But a new study ...