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(YouTube)   Koko finally gets to talk to someone as hairy as herself   ( youtube.com) divider line
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2014-08-12 12:36:21 AM  
Thank you for the giggles, Subby. Nice find.
 
2014-08-12 01:49:36 AM  
That was lovely.
 
2014-08-12 08:34:42 AM  
did not RTFA but I take it this is a video of Koko talking to Robin Williams?

/good times
 
2014-08-12 10:59:06 AM  
I seem to remember something where Koko had been introduced to another gorilla that couldn't sign, and when she talked to her trainer, she blew him off as stupid.
 
2014-08-12 11:06:33 AM  

Wolf892: What would happen if you trained a second gorilla to sign then introduced it to koko? Could they sign back and forth or just sit there and communicate in conventional gorilla ways?


They'd start a primate revolution and enslave humans worldwide.
 
2014-08-12 11:08:40 AM  
A related video, where Robin Williams does a sketch about his visit with Koko:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TICFnQK1tAc
 
2014-08-12 11:16:58 AM  

Notabunny: Thank you for the giggles, Subby. Nice find.


Find?   Subby obviously lifted this from a link in the Robin Williams death announcement thread. It's hardly subby's "find".

Wolf892: What would happen if you trained a second gorilla to sign then introduced it to koko? Could they sign back and forth or just sit there and communicate in conventional gorilla ways?


There is another gorilla trained to sign. I forget his name, but nobody makes as much of a fuss about him as they do about Koko. I'm not sure if they ever met.
 
2014-08-12 11:49:34 AM  

Kuta: Wolf892: What would happen if you trained a second gorilla to sign then introduced it to koko? Could they sign back and forth or just sit there and communicate in conventional gorilla ways?

They'd start a primate revolution and enslave humans worldwide.


"Count me in"
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2014-08-12 07:44:09 PM  
While touching, it would be much more interesting to watch the interaction  of a native ASL signing deaf person and Koko.

body language, gesture and facial expression are much more important in ASL than spoken English.

it would be enlightening.
 
2014-08-12 09:30:26 PM  
And now I'm sad again...
 
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