So i was talking to a friend of mine (in english) who is from Japan and somehow the topic of animal sounds came up. Now usually i’m well aware of the fact that just because thats the way it’s done here in the states doesn’t mean thats the way its done everywhere else. For some reason though i was shocked to find out that after going through a list of animals almost none of them matched. I assumed that if a cow goes MOO in California then it must go MOO in Tokyo too. I understand the difference in languages might cause some variance in pronunciation but i guess i never really thought of my animal sounds as english translations of how animals go, instead i saw them as attempts to replicate a sound which would be somewhat independent (not entirely) of what part of the world you were from and what language you spoke.
So for all you international dopers, what noises do your animals make??
Heres a short list of mine and i in no way intend for theses to be representative of how everyone here in the states makes theirs. Please feel free to add more to the list.
Dog-- Woof Woof, Sometimes Bow wow
Bird-- Chirp Chirp, Sometimes Caaaw Caaaw
Pig-- Oink Oink
Horse-- (This ones tough) Neiigghh
Donkey-- Heee Haaww