Do cats miaow with different accents?

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Do cats miaow with different accents?
« on: 09/07/2009 14:40:03 »
Do cats from different areas miaow with different accents?

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« Reply #1 on: 09/07/2009 15:04:25 »
What simply super question. Accents have been the subject fo few topics here but not this specific. I am sure there was one about cows and I once asked about human accents.

Lets hope a passing speech expert toes the feline and pounces in this forum with a purrfect answer  [;)]
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« Reply #2 on: 10/07/2009 07:02:16 »
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« Reply #3 on: 11/07/2009 05:14:11 »
Frogs do. There was some research a few years back into the croaking of frogs in different parts of the UK and there were variations (I'll see if I can find it). I don't recall hearing of any similar investigations into feline mewling.

(imagine a Scouse cat - Me-bloody-ow, like. Ay? Ay?)
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« Reply #4 on: 11/07/2009 05:21:10 »
No frogs or cats yet, but I did find this on http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3775799.stm:

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It may sound like a load of quackers but according to new research ducks have regional accents.

"Cockney" ducks from London make a rougher sound, not unlike their human counterparts, so their fellow quackers can hear them above the city's hubbub.


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« Reply #5 on: 11/07/2009 05:25:18 »
I also found this on Yahoo answers but there is no citation with it:

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There was an article I read a few years ago that was about a study conducted on dogs and cats around the world. The researchers recorded one breed of dog barking in the United States, and recorded the same breed of dog barking in Japan. Because the dogs grew up around different cultures and languages, the bark sounded slightly different.
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