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In your language a dog/cat says:

  1. Mar 18, 2003 #1


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    A linguistic thread:

    What does a dog/cat say in your language?

    dog Woef!
    cat miauw
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  3. Mar 18, 2003 #2
    uhh...I could say the names in my language:
    cat: demet

    this is in amharic, which is the official language of Ethiopia.
  4. Mar 19, 2003 #3
    In Turkish, you're taught that a dog says: "Hav hav"
    and a cat says "miyav miyav"
    LoL, it's funny, I've never actually heard a dog say "Woof" or "Yelp" or "bark"
  5. Mar 19, 2003 #4
    Dog: Vov-vov
    Cat: jam (not jam, but yam with a long 'a' as in car. If you say yam,yam quickly many times, it becomes meow as in English).

    My language, Swedish. Though I am Dano-Welsh originally.
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  6. Mar 19, 2003 #5


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    Dog: Woof woof!
    Cat: Pet me now, slave!

  7. Mar 19, 2003 #6
    By convention it should be :

    dog - woof
    cat- meow

    here in TX, but I've never understood why, as my animals have always spoken to me in perfect english. (admittedly the cat sometimes lapses into latin when it's tired)
  8. Mar 19, 2003 #7
    dog - vuh or hau
    cat- miau

    Miau is pronounced exactly like meow and vuh almost like woof.

    [edit] Oh yeah, the language is finnish.[/edit]
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  9. Mar 20, 2003 #8
    dog - ham or hau;
    cat - miau;
  10. Mar 20, 2003 #9
    In Arabic , Dog : `Aauw
    Cat : Miyaw

    Good One Njorl :smile:
  11. Mar 20, 2003 #10
    Stupid Question

    heres a stupid question:
    Is time travel possible?

    its a stupid question because we all kno that it is and how simple it is to do :D
  12. Mar 20, 2003 #11
    Re: Stupid Question

    I think someone's got the wrong topic :wink:
    (unless of course, those are the words a dog/cat actually says in your language)
  13. Mar 20, 2003 #12
    Re: Re: Stupid Question

    I highly doubt they mention this subject in any situation other than one of extreme solitude and secrecy. After all, their joint monopoly of two-way time travel sets up the more affluent in their society for pretty cushy lives. Why risk spreading the information that could upset this system?
  14. Mar 20, 2003 #13


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    our dog says: let me lap your face with my precious glam (aka doggie slobber)

    our cat says: get that beast with the big fat tongue away from me...
  15. Mar 23, 2003 #14
    our dogs have always said "please please please scratch my tummy!" and our cats have always said "i am NOT a cat, thank you very much!"
  16. Mar 25, 2003 #15
    wel sometimes when i am really tired my cat remarks " hey, hey kid yea go get me some beer and some girls... dont gte you parents or i will kill you" then he bradishes a knife and i can't rember much after that
  17. Mar 25, 2003 #16
    In japanese dogs say "wan wan" with long a's as in car. Which I think is hilarious, it doesn't sound like a dog worth beens, but don't try telling a japanese person that dogs say woof or bark.
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