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Cross-posted from the INFP Random Thoughts Thread: Help out an ignorant fellow INFP. What do animals sound like in your mother tongue? Thanks to @yippy and @pinaattitonttu for supplying Dutch and Finnish sounds.

-- I know other people can add to this list. @Itsmyhead, didn't I read you were from Iceland? I think @entheos and @Ayatashia hail from spanish speaking regions. @Kyusaku, you speak French and German, right? @Ulysses, I think you speak Tagalog? @Hotaru, I recall that you speak a bunch of languages.

Who will play my reindeer games?

@sittapygmaea

cow (english: moooo): boe
pig (english: oink oink): knor
cat (english: meow): miauw
rooster (english: cock a doodle doo): kukeleku
sheep: (english: bah): beh
duck (english: quack quack): kwak kwak
crow/raven (english: caw): kra kra

dog: woef or waf
donkey: ia
horse: hihi
house sparrow: tjilp tjilp
pidgeon: roekoe
frog: kwaak
chicken: tok tok tok

I hope you will be able to pronounce them all. And. I suspect the Finnish sounds are even more difficult to utter.
Haha! Here you go:

cow (english: moooo) : Ammuu / muu
pig (english: oink oink) : Röh röh
cat (english: meow) : Miau / Mau
rooster (english: cock a doodle doo) : Kukkokiekuu
sheep: (english: bah) : Mää / Bää
duck (english: quack quack) : Kvaak kvaak
crow/raven (english: caw) : Kraak / Krääk
dog : Vuh vuh / Hau hau
horse : Ihhahhaa
a small bird (I'm not sure which one but I would just use this for all of them) : Titityy
 

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These are the Tagalog-speaking animals in my country. Some of them have different accents though.

Stray dog: aw! aw! aw!
Rich dog: ruf! ruf! ruf!
Pig: oink. oink. oink.
Stray cat: minyaw.
Rich cat: meoowwww...
Rooster: tik! tilaok!
Sheep: meh.
Duck: kwak! kwak! kwak!??
Crow: uwa'ak! uwa'ak! uwa'ak!
Horse: Hayiiihhhmmmm!...
Frog: kokak.. kokak.. kokak..
Chicken: kok! kokkokkok...
Bird: twit-twit-twit.
Cow: uunnngggggaaaaaaaaa!..
Monkey: uh! uh! ah ah!
Goat: Me-e-e-e-e-e-eh.
Tiger: Ghhrrrr...
 

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Whoops! Well, it was a nice thought. :tongue: Ireland seems like a sort of banal version of Iceland. No glaciers. No volcanoes. No geysers. But they share a long, rugged beautiful coastlines, and Ireland has vastly superior dairy products, the importance of which cannot be underestimated.

Even though English is your mother tongue, are there any animal sounds that differ from the american versions I listed (reprinted in yippy's entry)? I'm not sure how much animal sounds have been homogenized across english speaking countries...

@sittapygmaea I really wish I could help but I think you must have misread me talking about living in Ireland haha English is my mother tongue ;) This is a really lovely idea though and I'm curious to see how different the human animal sounds are.
 

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Thanks, @Ulysses!

The cow sound is really odd, and I can't quite figure out the crow either.

I love that you included monkeys and tigers :happy: I also really like the frog noise, which makes me realize that for non-domesticated animals like the frog, the relevant species and their sounds probably vary by location. I bet common frog species and frog sounds are pretty different in the Philippines and Finland, for example. The tagalog frog noise reminds me a little bit of the sound of a tropical frog/pest with the onomatopoetic name: "coqui"


These are the Tagalog-speaking animals in my country. Some of them have different accents though.

Stray dog: aw! aw! aw!
Rich dog: ruf! ruf! ruf!
Pig: oink. oink. oink.
Stray cat: minyaw.
Rich cat: meoowwww...
Rooster: tik! tilaok!
Sheep: meh.
Duck: kwak! kwak! kwak!??
Crow: uwa'ak! uwa'ak! uwa'ak!
Horse: Hayiiihhhmmmm!...
Frog: kokak.. kokak.. kokak..
Chicken: kok! kokkokkok...
Bird: twit-twit-twit.
Cow: uunnngggggaaaaaaaaa!..
Monkey: uh! uh! ah ah!
Goat: Me-e-e-e-e-e-eh.
Tiger: Ghhrrrr...
 

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I can provide the "Latvian" list!

This is fun.I have played this with friends and laughed so much :D

Dog: vau! Vau!
Pig: oink! Oink!
Cat: mjau! Mjau!
Rooster: kikeriguuuuu!
Sheep: meeeeeeeeeeh!
Horse: i.i.i.i.y.a.a.a.h!
Duck: kwaak! Kwaak!
Cow: mooo!
Monkey: uhuh! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!

We have a joke about the Lithuanian dogs, cuz Lithuanians have the ending 'as and 'us after almos each word and name :D so Lithuanian dogs say Vauvas! Vauvas! :D sorry brothers..... Much love :*
 

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Thanks, @Ulysses!

The cow sound is really odd, and I can't quite figure out the crow either.

I love that you included monkeys and tigers :happy: I also really like the frog noise, which makes me realize that for non-domesticated animals like the frog, the relevant species and their sounds probably vary by location. I bet common frog species and frog sounds are pretty different in the Philippines and Finland, for example. The tagalog frog noise reminds me a little bit of the sound of a tropical frog/pest with the onomatopoetic name: "coqui"

That coqui frog is very interesting, it sounds like a bird to me.

Most of the animal sounds I've depicted are commonly taught in pre-school. Now, I'm wondering where they have gotten those names for each sound. Because in real life, species of frogs in the Philippines don't utter "kokak". Just a regular frog noise. Hmm.
 

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Thanks @Shameless Nation. The Latvian monkey sounds like a pop singer-- just add "baby" at the end :tongue: Of course, with monkey sounds, it's all in the intonation anyway. Who knows what country this woman is from-- it's not the point!


Horse and rooster are funny because each language seems to have its own version that is recognizable for the animal and yet totally different groups of phonemes. There seems to be the greatest overlap for ducks-- just differences of spelling.
@Ulysses What does a 'regular' frog sound like?!


I can provide the "Latvian" list!

This is fun.I have played this with friends and laughed so much :D

Dog: vau! Vau!
Pig: oink! Oink!
Cat: mjau! Mjau!
Rooster: kikeriguuuuu!
Sheep: meeeeeeeeeeh!
Horse: i.i.i.i.y.a.a.a.h!
Duck: kwaak! Kwaak!
Cow: mooo!
Monkey: uhuh! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!

We have a joke about the Lithuanian dogs, cuz Lithuanians have the ending 'as and 'us after almos each word and name :D so Lithuanian dogs say Vauvas! Vauvas! :D sorry brothers..... Much love :*
 

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omg xD This thread is the funnest thing ever xD

here's the sounds in European Spanish
(cause u know, in south America they have different words and accents and stuff)

cow: MUUUUU
pig: OINC OINC
cat: MIIIIAAAAU
rooster: KIKIRIKIIIII
sheep: BEEEEEH
duck: CUAC CUAC
crow/raven: CRAAAA CRAAAA
dog: GUAU GUAU
donkey: YIIII-AAAAHH
horse: HIIIIII (pronounced he, not like hi-hello)
house sparrow: no idea, I don't think we have a sound for that one...?
pidgeon: PPPPPRRRRUUUPPP
frog: CROAC CROAC
chicken: POAAAH PO-PO-POAAAAHHH
monkey: UUHH AAHH UUHH AAAHHH
tiger: RAAARRRR
goat: BEEEEEH same as sheep

oh gosh this is hilarious, I like how people are adding exclamation points looool

Stray dog: aw! aw! aw!
Rich dog: ruf! ruf! ruf!
No u didn't write that No u didnt :laughing:
 

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All I can say is that you must have some crazy ass chickens in spain.:laughing: I've never heard a chicken make a sound like that. And whats with the pigeon noise?! Do the pigeons suffer from a lot of gas there? These are too funny. Thanks, @entheos.


omg xD This thread is the funnest thing ever xD

here's the sounds in European Spanish
(cause u know, in south America they have different words and accents and stuff)

cow: MUUUUU
pig: OINC OINC
cat: MIIIIAAAAU
rooster: KIKIRIKIIIII
sheep: BEEEEEH
duck: CUAC CUAC
crow/raven: CRAAAA CRAAAA
dog: GUAU GUAU
donkey: YIIII-AAAAHH
horse: HIIIIII (pronounced he, not like hi-hello)
house sparrow: no idea, I don't think we have a sound for that one...?
pidgeon: PPPPPRRRRUUUPPP
frog: CROAC CROAC
chicken: POAAAH PO-PO-POAAAAHHH
monkey: UUHH AAHH UUHH AAAHHH
tiger: RAAARRRR
goat: BEEEEEH same as sheep

oh gosh this is hilarious, I like how people are adding exclamation points looool



No u didn't write that No u didnt :laughing:
 

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I'm not german but the one thing I remember from my German class was the chicken sound
Kikeri ki! (Don't know if spelt right but i'll go with it)

I speak English but I found that hilarious. XD
 

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Nice idea ! I'll post the french equivalents and the german's later on.

cow (english: moooo): french: Meuh
pig (english: oink oink): french: Grouik grouik
cat (english: meow): french: Miaou
rooster (english: cock a doodle doo): french: Cocorico
sheep: (english: bah): french: Beeeeh
duck (english: quack quack): french: Coin coin
crow/raven (english: caw): french: Croa croa

dog: french: Wouf
donkey: french: Hihan
horse: french: Hiiiii
house sparrow: french: Cataclop
pidgeon: french: Roucoule
frog: french: Croa
chicken: french: Cot cot cot codec
 

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Here are some german ones :happy:

cow: muuh!
pig: oink! /grunz! / quick!
cat: miau! / mau!
sheep: määähh!
duck: quack quack!
crow/raven: krah!
dog: wuff! / wau!
donkey: i-ah!
horse: bbwwwrrr! (I really don't know how to spell this one, haha)
pigeon: ruckediku!
frog: quack!
chicken: gock gock!
tiger: RAAARRRR!
goat: meck meck!
elephant: törööööö!
 

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swedish:
cat: mjau (mine very rarely sound anything like that though, more like aaj!(when being moved and doesn't want to) or a highpitched ä-ä!, which is the black cats phrase for "open the door", if even more highpitched while outside it means "I am on my way! don't close the door, I am on my way!")
dog: voff! or vov!
mouse: pip!
cow: mu!
sheep: bä!
pig: nöff-nöff
wolf: y-yyyyyyl!
rooster: kuckelikuu!
children: blä-blä-blä!
bird: kvitterivitt! or pip-pip! or kvitt-kvitt! or kviddevitt!
crow: kraa-kraa
frog:kvack! or ko-ack!
horse: gnägg-gnägg (can't see any similarity to a real sound here?)

song about cow then horse then child walking on a field:
 

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Since I'm Japanese, here are some Japanese ones:

Cat: Nyaa, or Nyan
Dog: Wan-Wan, or Kyan-Kyan (if it's a smaller dog)
Mouse: Chuu
Elephant: Paooooon
Cow: Moh
Sparrow: Chun-Chun
Chick: Piyo-Piyo
Horse: Hee-heen
Lion: Gaoh
Rooster: Koh-keh-koh-koh
Sheep: Mehhh
Pig: Buu-Buu
Crow: Kaaah
Frog: Gero-Gero, or Kwa-Kwa
Monkey: Ukkiki
Godzilla: Gyaooooohhh
Pikachu: Pikachu
Japanese schoolgirls: Iyaah, Sennpai! Baka!
 

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@Caustic Banana I hope it's OK if I cross-post your contribution of Norwegian animal sounds! My first impression: Norwegians really like their "K"s. I don't know the pronunciation rules, which makes some of these open to interpretation, but on the whole I am amazed at how similar they are to English. It's like english sounds, spoken with an accent. E.g., the duck seems like the familiar sound spoken with a russian accent. But I still have no idea what the pig is supposed to sound like.

Norwegian:

cow: MØ!
cat: MJÆO!
rooster: KYKKELIKY!
sheep: BÆ!
duck: KVAKK!
crow: KRA!

Now the pig is a little tricky. It goes like the arabic/kurdish guttural R-sound, but inverted. Inhaled instead of exhaled.
 

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@sittapygmaea I really wish I could help but I think you must have misread me talking about living in Ireland haha English is my mother tongue ;) This is a really lovely idea though and I'm curious to see how different the human animal sounds are.
Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh you live in Ireland!! Ah, how cool! I've seen it only in pictures, but they're so beautiful I feel like my head is going to explode! You lucky lucky :)
 

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And this is a cool thread idea! When I learned French and we got to animal sounds, I remember that was the first time it struck me that it's odd animals make different sounds in different languages since they don't speak any of them. (I know, I know, it's relative and it's what we make of it so it's subject to our own influence, but it was just one of those random thoughts.)
 
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