quarta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2012

ANIMAL SOUNDS

These are the sounds animals "make" in various languages. Can you produce them? Why are some of them similar and others different?
Note: A colon following a vowel indicates a longer duration, and a capital N indicates a nasalized pronunciation. Transcriptions of some sounds were simplified.
LanguageCatDogDuckCow
Englishmeowbow-wowquack-quackmoo
Arabicmiaou miaouhaw hawcouak couakmooooooo
Chinese (Mandarin)miao miaowang wanggua guamu mu
Croatianmijauvau-vaukva-kvamuuuu
Dutchmiauwwoefkwak kwakboeh
Esperantomiawbojgik-gakmuu
Finnishmiau, kurnauhau hau/vuh vuhkvaak kvaakammuu
Frenchmiaououah ouahcoin coinmeuh
Germanmiauwau wau/wuff wuffquack, quackmmuuh
Hebrewmiyauhaw haw/hav havga ga gamoo
Hindimya:uN, mya:uNbho:-bho:baak-baak-baakba:N ba:N
Hungarianmiauvau-vauhap-hapbu
Italianmiaobau bauqua quamuuuuuu
Japanesenyaawanwan, kyankyangaagaamoo
Norwegianmjauvoff /vov-vovkvakk-kvakk
Polishmiauhau haukwa kwamuuuuu
Portuguese (Brazil)miauau-auqua quamuuuu
Russianmyaugav-gavkrya-kryamuu
Spanishmiauguau guaucuá cuá (Spain), cuac cuac (Argentina)muuu
Swedishmjauvov vovkvack kvackmuu
Turkishmiyauv, miyauvhav, havvak, vak mooooo
Ukrainianmyauhaf-hafkrya-kryamuuu

Based on sounds listed in "Sounds of the World's Animals", compiled at Georgetown University

5 comentários:

  1. ahahah! Treinei todos os sons!
    Delícia!

    beijinhos.

    ResponderEliminar
  2. hehehehe...estive a ver as "diferenças"...não muitas...heheheh...Bj

    ResponderEliminar
  3. Adorei ! Acho que vou usar no meu blog, afinal eu sou uma gata do mundo...mas eu vou colocar o seu link ! Eu achei muito divertido !
    Lambidas da Rutha

    ResponderEliminar

Obrigada por gostares de gatos :)
Todos os comentários são muito importantes para mim.
Ron-rons da Moody