Here’s Why Animals Make Different Sounds Depending On The Language You Speak

Languages are a fascinating world to discover and the more you dig the more interesting facts you come up to. For example, we all knew that animals have different names in different languages but did you know that they also make different sounds depending on the language you speak?

Because people don’t just imitate a sound, they give it a name, a dog can sound “woof” if you are an English speaker or “gav gav” if you happen to speak Greek. Or, because in Japanese words never begin with a “kw” sound, ducks cannot say “quack” and instead they say “gaga”.

American linguist Arika Okrent explains why this is happening in a fascinating 3-minute video (you have to listen the Russian rooster at 2:02): (the article continues after the ad)

If you like what you read, you will definitely love this one: Can Elephants Tell The Difference Between Human Languages? 

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