Ben Gilman

Sprechen with the animals

Continuing evidence that About.com covers everything that falls through the Wikipedia cracks… I present to you a German-English animal sounds dictionary.

[(CC) photo from Max XX]

To put it simply, the German language (naturally) describes the sounds made by animals with different words. As the related article puts it:

Have you ever heard a dog actually bark “bow wow” or a rooster enunciate “cock-a-doodle-doo”? Only some serious cultural conditioning leads us to believe that’s what they’re saying.

So the next time you need to discuss politics with an Angeln Saddelback, remember, it’s grunz grunz.

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