UK Cows Speak with Regional Accents!

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In summary, language specialists have suggested that cows have regional accents similar to humans. This was discovered after dairy farmers noticed differences in their cows' moos depending on which herd they came from. Some have even suggested making tape recordings of local cows to compare the moos. There have also been discussions about using bovine eggs to carry human DNA for stem cell research. This topic has been previously discussed on forums and there have been suggestions for a new thread dedicated to cow accents.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5277090.stm

Cows have regional accents like humans, language specialists have suggested.

They decided to examine the issue after dairy farmers noticed their cows had slightly different moos, depending on which herd they came from.

So can you please make a tape recording of your local cows so that we can compare moos :biggrin:
 
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This story's hit GD a few weeks ago (I think it was ZZ's thread).

A more recent related story is the request (by Brit scientists, I think) to use bovine eggs to carry human DNA for making stem cells (or somesuch...I'll find a link).
 
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Wolly, I live in the city, the best I can do is the heavy lady across the street in her black and white house dress, yelling at her husband. Would that do?
 
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Gokul43201 said:
This story's hit GD a few weeks ago (I think it was ZZ's thread).

A more recent related story is the request (by Brit scientists, I think) to use bovine eggs to carry human DNA for making stem cells (or somesuch...I'll find a link).

I missed Zappers post some how, or forgot it.

Hypatia, was it Alf Garnet that called his wife a silly old moo?
may be we could have a new thread for them :biggrin:
 

1. How do cows develop regional accents in the UK?

Cows develop regional accents through social learning. They are highly social animals and often learn vocalizations from other cows in their herd. As they spend time with cows that have a particular regional accent, they begin to mimic and adopt these vocalizations.

2. Do all cows in the UK have different accents?

No, not all cows in the UK have different accents. Accents are mainly influenced by the cows' social groups and the regions they live in. Cows in the same herd or region are more likely to have similar accents.

3. Can cows with different accents understand each other?

Yes, cows with different accents can still understand each other. Cows communicate through a combination of vocalizations and body language, and while accents may differ, the basic communication signals are still the same.

4. Is there a scientific reason for cows developing regional accents?

There is no concrete scientific reason for cows developing regional accents. Some researchers suggest that it may be a result of vocal imitation and social learning, while others propose that it may be due to differences in environmental factors or genetic variations.

5. Can cows with regional accents switch to a different accent?

Cows can change their accents if they are introduced to a new social group with a different accent. However, it may take some time for them to fully adopt the new accent as they learn and mimic the vocalizations of their new herd members.

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