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26th Nov '16 12:41:59 PM notShemp
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* In ''WesternAnimation/InfinityTrain'', while traversing through the train cars, Tulip encounters the corgis of Corginia that can speak English.
20th Nov '16 11:09:49 AM ectostar
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The FairyTale is more likely to feature a talking animal than a fairy. (Although they do often turn out to be humans [[BalefulPolymorph under a curse]]. Or even ghosts.)

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The FairyTale is more likely to feature a talking animal than a fairy. (Although they do often [[WasOnceAMan turn out to be humans humans]] [[BalefulPolymorph under a curse]]. Or even ghosts.)
16th Nov '16 10:15:17 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Giant eagles and owls are able to speak in most editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', presumably as a ShoutOut to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. Also, raven familiars have speech as their unique ability, and the 3rd edition spell ''Awakening'' can convert normal animals into this trope.

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* Giant eagles and owls are able to speak in most editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', presumably as a ShoutOut to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. [[TheOwlKnowingOne Talking owls]] are magical beings that can not only talk, but [[{{Polyglot}} speak at least seven languages]]. Also, raven familiars have speech as their unique ability, and the 3rd edition spell ''Awakening'' can convert normal animals into this trope.
14th Nov '16 8:04:19 AM dotheroar
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* [[PollyWantsAMicrophone Loulou]] and Coucou from the Nancy Drew games ''Curse of Blackmoor Manor'' and ''Ransom of the Seven Ships'', respectively.
14th Nov '16 7:29:18 AM Andyroid
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* ''ComicBook/{{Animosity}}'' takes place in a world where the animals of the world all suddenly become sapient and able to talk one day. The main characters are a bloodhound named Sandor and his human Jesse, who are caught in a conflict between the crumbling U.S. government and the "Animilitary" rebelling against the human race.
13th Oct '16 1:34:31 PM bobwolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': In this case, talking storks and wolves, though there are plenty others throughout the movie. The penguins oddly only [[SpeakingSimlish speak Simlish]].
11th Oct '16 2:31:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/TheGrievousJourneyOfIchabodAzrael'': In the afterlife beyond the river there are talking animals of substandard intelligence. Ichabod joins up with a particularly snarky horse.
5th Oct '16 3:03:41 PM dotheroar
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* People humanize animals to a disturbing level and make them speak in complete sentences. The animal may even be completely aware that the person is making it talk and seeing it as another person.
** Some pets are anthropomorphized and put in ''memes''. A popular one is Tardar Sauce, who is a [[http://truestorieswithgill.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/20130915-191127.jpg big]] DeadpanSnarker.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_%28seal%29 Hoover the seal]] showed an ability to mimic "Get outta here!" in a thick New England accent.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_%28parrot%29 Alex the talking parrot]]. Alex (along with Griffin and "Wart", all of which were African Gray Parrots trained by Dr. Pepperberg) seemed to understand the English language, and seemed capable of cognitive thought and even emotion, revolutionizing scientific views of animal intelligence.
** Parrots in general.
** Other birds, like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIX_6TBeph0 Ravens]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZYG00_qvE Starlings]], can mimic human speech pretty well.
** This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc2zTAixMIQ Magpie]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MkWLKEIX-M Parrot]] take it UpToEleven by throwing a PrecisionFStrike.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_animal And some other examples on Wikipedia]].
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_ape_language#Primate_use_of_sign_language Several apes]], mostly chimpanzees, have been taught how to use American Sign Language, including, but not limited to, Washoe, Loulis, Nim, and Koko.
** Chimps seem to be perfectly capable of processing language (they can understand quite complex spoken instructions) but can't use their vocal tract in the complex way humans do- it's too high in the throat and doesn't have anything like as many motor neurones working the muscles.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_%28seal%29 Hoover the seal]] showed an ability to mimic "Get outta here!" in a thick New England accent.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_%28parrot%29 Alex the talking parrot]]. Alex (along with Griffin and "Wart", all of which were African Gray Parrots trained by Dr. Pepperberg) seemed to understand had the English language, and seemed capable linguistic skills of cognitive thought and even emotion, revolutionizing scientific views of animal intelligence.
a four-year-old or an unusually articulate three-year-old.
** Parrots in general.
** Other birds, like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIX_6TBeph0 Ravens]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZYG00_qvE Starlings]], can mimic human speech pretty well.
** This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc2zTAixMIQ Magpie]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MkWLKEIX-M Parrot]] take it UpToEleven by throwing a PrecisionFStrike.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_animal And some other examples on Wikipedia]].
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_ape_language#Primate_use_of_sign_language Several apes]], mostly chimpanzees, have been taught how to use American Sign Language, including, but not limited to, Washoe, Loulis, Nim, and Koko.
** Chimps seem to be perfectly capable of processing language (they can understand quite complex spoken instructions) but can't use their vocal tract in the complex way humans do- it's too high in the throat and doesn't have anything like
Very few parrots are as many motor neurones working the muscles.articulate as Alex.
4th Oct '16 5:21:10 PM Thorion
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* "WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfWhiteFang" played with this trope. Yes, White Fang did talk but only to other animals and the only human being who understood him was MagicalNativeAmerican Raven-Moon who could either turn into a raven or use astral projection to possess a raven.
20th Sep '16 8:23:26 PM nombretomado
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* Not just ''VideoGame/{{Exile}} III'' but most of Spiderweb Software's games feature feature giant talking spiders. ''Exile III'' (and its remake ''{{Avernum}} 3'') also include giant talking ''cockroaches''.

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* Not just ''VideoGame/{{Exile}} III'' but most of Spiderweb Software's games feature feature giant talking spiders. ''Exile III'' (and its remake ''{{Avernum}} ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}} 3'') also include giant talking ''cockroaches''.
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