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Q: Do you think cats and dogs in other countries have an accent?

January 30, 2009 | By Thebabe1 | 28 answers | Expired: 1985 days ago

Thebabe1

I wonder if cats meow or dogs bark differently in England or France. It's something to think about.

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Michele C.
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Feb 04, 2009

I have traveled to the Caribbean, Russia, Hungary and Italy. They all sounded the same to me! I am pretty sure it is the same everywhere. They are alot smarter than us humans that oviously put a huge communications barrier in our way.

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Jessica T.
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Feb 02, 2009

It all sounds the same to us, but who knows if the communication has some variations from place to place.

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Randi
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Feb 01, 2009

The one dog trainer show on animal planet is in England I believe. All the dogs on that show sound the same as any other dog I've heard before.

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Julie
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Feb 01, 2009

Ya, I think that a dog is a dog and a cat is a cat, language is all the same... woof-woof, meow-meow.

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Marleydog
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Jan 31, 2009

I believe cats and dogs speak in different languages. People in other countries also say the animal sounds differently. We may say "woof" in the US, but in some other countries it is described as "vov", "voof", "wowoow", etc. For example frogs in the US say "ribbit", but they say "koo akakak" in Sweden!

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Sandy S.
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Jan 31, 2009

I have traveled on all continents except Antarctica and I can assure you that cats and dogs sound the same. I think the real difference is how they are treated. For example when I was in France and Switzerland, I noticed that dogs were allowed to go into restaurants. They would lay under a table, sometimes on their pillow.

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tommy  .
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Jan 31, 2009

I'm sure they're barking & meowing in a different language. Why not?

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Lee M.
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Jan 30, 2009

I had never thought of that! While a very funny picture and accompanying dialogue are unfolding in my head, I have to admit, I have done my fair share of traveling overseas and alas dogs sound like dogs and cats like cats. But that does not make my mental image any less entertaining.

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shell c.
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Jan 30, 2009

I have traveled extensively and I can say they sound exactly the same! I think our pets are a little whiney-er, maybe.

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SwampRat
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Jan 30, 2009

I've done considerable research on this very thing while on R&R from the Vietnam War.

Ironically, they actually DO bark differently in other countries, especially in southeast Asia !!

Well actually, the barking sounds very similar to that of our pets, but they're saying different words !!

Thanks for the opportunity to share my acquired knowledge on this vital point. My friends, at the time, said I was crazy for even thinking of such things. It's very gratifying to know that there are others out there who are as concerned as I about such as this.

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