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Humans may not be the only ones to use language to communicate. Scientists think dolphins also use words and sentences to speak to each other. We know that dolphins can communicate. New research suggests that this communication is similar to our conversations. Scientists say the sounds that dolphins make look like sentences. These let dolphins send messages to each other. The dolphins use their language to identify themselves, have relations, and do things together. Scientists say that we may be able to understand dolphin language and talk to dolphins in the future.

Researchers in Crimea discovered that dolphins had their own language after they recorded two bottlenose dolphins. The scientists noticed that the dolphins listened to each other and then replied. Researcher Dr Vyacheslav Ryabov said: "This…resembles a conversation between two people." He added: "This language exhibits all the…features present in the human spoken language. This indicates a high level of intelligence and consciousness in dolphins." Dr Ryabov said the dolphins' language is, "a highly developed spoken language, like the human language."

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