Dog Barks in Different Languages
Why do dogs make different bark sounds in different languages? I don't have the answer, but it's quite entertaining!
Dog bark in English: Woof Woof
Dog bark in Spanish: Guau Guau
If you're interested in onomatopoeia, Japanese has a large amount of it. I'm not sure about other languages, but in Japanese barking can be represented with a ワンワン (pronounced "wan wan")!
In Romanian, "hau hau" is an alternative way to bark beside the more popular "ham ham"!
It's just so mysterious... we are all hearing the same sounds but describe/translate them differently
It's because sounds/noises don't talk-in any language. If you hit your keyboard really hard now (do it!) It will make a noise. So then maybe your husband comes along and says 'what was that whacking noise? Then your daughter come and says 'what was the slapping noise?' and your son comes along and say 'what was the whamming noise?' Then your dog comes along and goes 'woof' but did your dog really say 'woof?' If it did, you either have a dog that can speak English or you're going mental : )
Unrelated but related: I always thought it was funny how people express pain in different languages... even though it should be an automatic response saying "ouch" if you hit your little toe against the coffe table, it clearly isn't, if you do it differently in other languages (for example: "aia" in italian, "au" in Dutch)
Comedian Stewart Francis once asked, 'If you punch a French guy in the stomach, does he say 'egg''?
Even in English there are many dog sounds. How about Bow wow, and arf arf. Grrrrrrr for growling.
In English, dogs also say "Bow wow".
Actually, I think dogs all sound the same and it's only different language's interpretations of how the animals sound.
Every dog has its own unique bark, just like people each have their own unique voices. Speaking of dogs, on my profile, I have a little video link to my 2 dogs playing. Amber was one in the video. She is 4 now and she's a little bit bigger now.
A very funny and interesting question that I "paid" with a well-deserved lingot. But as any consonant and vowel have specific frequencies, I wonder if it is not possible to determine physically the true sound. Assume that it changes according to the different races!