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Offline Taris Quickpaw

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« on: May 05, 2005, 08:42:04 pm »
Ok, most all of us want to my furs, with the fur, ears, tail, and the muzzle.  this is all well and good, but i bring this question to the table.
Would we be able to speek with a muzzle?  Would we all have a really weird accent?  would it be diffrent for each species, i.e. cat, dog, bird, scalie, etc?

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 08:56:06 pm »
i think if the natural shapes were altered a bit, animals could talk.

like a dog's, the worst part is the tongue, not made for talkign, so it would have to be a bit more like a human's tongue to talk at all
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2005, 10:02:23 am »
I imagine that maybe growl, barks and so on would slip in when speaking certain words. Having a developed voice box would prolly be a major thing as well.

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2005, 01:47:51 pm »
I would think that it'd depend on the species to determine the way furs would speak. Like for a dog there would be a kind of 'barking accent' integrated into the speech whereas, say for tigers, it'd be more a deeper, lower, growling kind of speech. Dunno how that sounds but that's what I feel.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2005, 07:51:40 pm »
*nods* I agree with the tiger.
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005, 08:25:44 pm »
Also it would be kinda hard to like make out words with out lips when you think about it.

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2005, 10:13:43 pm »
yes, for avians and maybe some scalies, it will eb very hard indeed.  But most all mamels have lips...
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2005, 11:12:09 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2005, 12:23:13 am »
the problem with that, however, is when you want a glass of water, no one will understand you..  >>

I should study biology and the like more.  And ask my mom about biochemestry, as she is studying that right now  ^^...
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2005, 08:58:57 am »
Well the human part of your genes could prolly provide a voicebox. The main parts to consider would be mouth and toungue. I guess the trick would be in getting the genes right.

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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2005, 11:02:39 am »
Yes but also it would depend on the structure of the throat, voice, and mouth as well as cordination to controlling to speak like a human would for  an "anthro."
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2005, 08:16:42 pm »
I think the biggest problem would be the lack of actual lips; would those black things that animals have around the edge of the mouth (no I don't know the technical term) suffice?  My theory for now is that they would but that there'd be a noticeable difference in how they pronounce their M's and P's and such.

Now... that idea of a "canine accent" ... that's an interesting concept.  I've been trying to visualize -- audioize? -- what that would sound like for some time, because I happen to be writing a science fiction book that has a bioengineered anthro character in it.  So far what keeps popping into my mind is the voice of Ellen DeGeneres doing a bad job of sounding canine. :shock:

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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2007, 10:42:16 am »
I think, if i were an actual anthro griff, it would be sufficiently hard to speak without being able to move my lips (Since i wouldn't have any xD)
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2007, 06:30:18 pm »
Dunno if it would work in pracis, but a comic I read once solved this possible plot hole by saying that the wolf character had learned Ventriloquism (probably misspelled).
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Re: Furry Vocal skills
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2007, 11:24:04 pm »
I'd say that, although it may be difficult, after a lot of practice it might be possible.  After all, they have videos of animals on AFV or other tv shows where they "speak" (make sounds that sound like human words).  It'd probably take years to master, and there would be an odd accent, but the words would be there.
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Re: Furry Vocal skills
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2007, 11:25:42 am »
I once read somewhere that Alexander Graham Bell was once able to make his dog talk by massaging his vocal cords.

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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2007, 02:18:12 am »
They Make small wireless Microphones that you could have installed inside of the mask so that you could talk or whatever, It just won't look like it unless you have a moving muzzle like FuzzlePup on youtube.
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