We all know that the world is full of different language but did you know that animals also "speak" differently around the world, with France being no exception? We got Saari when we moved to France but we brought Poppy with us and we always joked that the two dogs would not understand each other as the "spoke" different languages! Of course dogs from the world over can happily communicate with their universal body language and bottom sniffing but it is us humans who describe their sounds differently. So when Saari barks, because she is French, she says ouah (pronounced waf) as that is what French dogs say, rather than Poppy who used to sat woof (in a very English way!). If you listen to Saari she definitely does say WAF complete, I am sure with a Gallic shrug!!
So what do other French animals "say"? Here's a list I have come up with ..
Cats: miaou and when they purr it's ron-ron (remember to roll your r when you say this)
Dogs: ouah (waf)
Other Animals and Birds
Some, I do think, describe the animal sound better in French than the English equivalent but I have to say I have never heard Colin, our cockerel, say cocorico!! Do you know any more French animal sounds? What for example does a lion say ... or a hippopotamus for that matter. Come to think of it what does a hippo say in any language?!
This post will be linked to Animal Tales tomorrow, the weekly blog linky for all sorts of animal related posts. The next one opens on Tuesday 15th September and I'd love to see you link up with any posts (old or new) that you have about our animal friends.