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It’s not that monkeys don’t have the vocal apparatus to talk like humans. They just don’t have the mind for it.To read the rest, click on "Why Monkeys Don’t Talk". ADDENDUM: A slightly newer article covers additional aspects of this topic, "What Would a Monkey Say If It Had a Mind to?"
Andy Coghlan is perplexed. “Monkeys should be able to talk just like us – so why don’t they?” he asks at New Scientist. Studies of macaques at Princeton show that the primates can make the five basic vowel sounds. They could make sounds that humans would recognize.