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About Felis Catus - Do Cats Really Say Meow? No They Don't!


In order to say anything starting with the consonant 'M' you've got to curve your upper and lower lips inwards and get them to meet. Only then can the word be pronounced. Cats ain't got no lips. So the sound that originates from their vocal chords are not influenced by the tongue or the periphery of the mouth of the cat. Cats actually say 'Ngyaeow!' The sound that finishes the word 'song' is where the cat's call-to-action starts. Well, what do you say? I don't mean to ask what sound you make, but just your opinion on my observation! What's your take on this?

 

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22 months ago
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    quicksand 22 months ago

    Onomatopoeias differ from language to language like you have already indicated. So a sound expressed in writing will phonetically differ depending on the mother tongue of the one who hears it. I maintain that cats say "ngyaeow!" Thanks 4 commenting!

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    quicksand 23 months ago

    Amazingly, cats are better at communicating than any other animal. Thanks for posting!