How do non english speakers make animal noises

Hi Cecil,

Being a real blond Dutchie I’d like to let you know that we pronounce “oe” as your “oo”, which makes the sound of our dutch cows (“Boe”) actually pretty close to yours (eventhough they look pretty bored and might actually mean to say “beuh”).

Love the columns!

groeten uit Amsterdam

ETA: Clickable link to column: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1200/how-do-non-english-speakers-make-animal-noises

I have edited the thread title, from the column’s url to the simple title.

ALso, since that column was from back in 1995, there have been some earlier discussions: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=35569