I've been reading Stephen Baxter's "Evolution", and in his Ch 2, he introduces the ornitholestes-who-can-talk. The language is described as such: "Hunting carnivores were accustomed to working silently. So their language was a composite of soft clicks, hand signals and a ducking body posture - no facial expressions, for the faces of these orniths were as rigid as any dinosaurs." I was just wondering if anyone's done any work on this sort of language system? Thanks -- Wesley Parish * * * Clinersterton beademung - in all of love. RIP James Blish * * * Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."