Headscratchers Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban Discussion

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Ggambino
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07:16:58 PM Sep 12th 2015
Dementor Communication:

I feel like when Dementors are introduced in the third book, it's definitely implied that a sort of verbal communication between them and wizards. Specifically, Harry overhears Mr. Weasley talking to Mrs. Weasley about how the Dementors relayed to Fudge what Sirius had been saying in his sleep ("He's at Hogwarts... he's at Hogwarts") Later in the book Fudge mentioned that the Dementors voiced a desire to search the castle and were furious when they were denied access. ("They're in a fury against Dumbledore-he won't let them inside the castle grounds.") Both these examples would strongly hint that Dementors can communicate detailed concepts to wizards (sign language? written notes? telepathy?) But the subsequent novels forget about this and it seems Dementor can't communicate at all, only silently obey commands from the likes of D Es/Umbridge. This has always been a headscratcher to me and just wondering if there is any concrete explanation from Rowling or others if/how the Dark creatures truly communicate.
Ggambino
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07:16:50 PM Sep 12th 2015
Dementor Communication:

I feel like when Dementors are introduced in the third book, it's definitely implied that a sort of verbal communication between them and wizards. Specifically, Harry overhears Mr. Weasley talking to Mrs. Weasley about how the Dementors relayed to Fudge what Sirius had been saying in his sleep ("He's at Hogwarts... he's at Hogwarts") Later in the book Fudge mentioned that the Dementors voiced a desire to search the castle and were furious when they were denied access. ("They're in a fury against Dumbledore-he won't let them inside the castle grounds.") Both these examples would strongly hint that Dementors can communicate detailed concepts to wizards (sign language? written notes? telepathy?) But the subsequent novels forget about this and it seems Dementor can't communicate at all, only silently obey commands from the likes of D Es/Umbridge. This has always been a headscratcher to me and just wondering if there is any concrete explanation from Rowling or others if/how the Dark creatures truly communicate.
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