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Re: Hypothical language amongst the more brainier dinosaurs



I'm reading something right now that posits that before humans had a
spoken language, they used mime-ing as their language, and that they
did this primarily to assuage the stress of being the prey of the
nasty creatures that inhabited the ancient world. So they'd jump and
growl and maybe put twigs in their mouths to mimic fangs and red ochre
to mimic blood, even something as simple as making a gorgon-facial
expression.

So wrt to this discussion:
1. Why would the big brained predatory dinos need to do this?
2. The above mime-ing seems a bit off to me, because it looks like
you'd have things like syntax and grammar with it, so why not just
move directly to spoken language in the first place (iow,
mime-language should require similar cognition to spoken-language)

Cool subject to think about, even if not just super speculative but
super DUPER speculative!