I’m reading Charles Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge. The title character has a talking raven, who says things like, “'Halloa, halloa, halloa! What’s the matter here! Keep up your spirits. Never say die. Bow wow wow. I’m a devil, I’m a devil, I’m a devil. Hurrah!” Poe’s Raven said only, “Nevermore.” In Norse mythology, the god Odin had two ravens who could talk, because Odin had split their tongues.
Can ravens learn to talk IRL – with or without slit tongues?