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0007240Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Conversationpublic2014-07-13 17:172015-12-29 11:14
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0007240: Units without a tongue can still speak.
The album below is my proof of this.

http://imgur.com/a/zem6t [^]
(Simplest way)

> Be adventurer

> Attack someone

> Take their tongue

> Talk to them
Just a small thing, but I feel like it's something that should be fixed somewhere along the lines.
related to 0001534new  Broken/mangled limbs/joints can still be used for walking, attacking, flying 
related to 0010386new  Can look at the sky/weather with lost vision 
Issue History
2014-07-13 17:17JoryFariceNew Issue
2014-07-13 17:43ArklayinNote Added: 0026244
2014-07-14 13:46smjjamesNote Added: 0026357
2014-07-14 14:03FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2014-07-14 14:04FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001534
2014-07-30 13:15thvazNote Added: 0027978
2014-08-03 04:23yamamushiNote Added: 0028208
2014-08-03 04:24yamamushiIssue Monitored: yamamushi
2014-10-15 06:57Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0008430
2015-12-20 21:09HededeIssue Monitored: Hedede
2015-12-29 11:14ArmokGoBNote Added: 0034265
2015-12-29 11:15ArmokGoBNote Edited: 0034265bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0034265#r13820
2017-11-29 13:51DwarfuRelationship addedrelated to 0010386

2014-07-13 17:43   
I don't think this is really a bug, more of a feature IMO.
2014-07-14 13:46   
Probably because the [CAN SPEAK] tag doesn't specify that any particular body part is needed to speak.
2014-07-30 13:15   
I can confirm this.
2014-08-03 04:23   
I can confirm this as well, not a huge issue but it would be nice if tongue-less creatures couldn't talk.
2015-12-29 11:14   
(edited on: 2015-12-29 11:15)
It doesn't make sense that a creature without a tongue could talk. I'd say it's a design oversight.