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Philiosoraptor on meow being an onomatopoeia

IF MEOW IS AN ONOMATOPEIA, DO FOREIGN CATS SPEAK DIFFERENT LANGUAGES?

Philosoraptor: IF MEOW IS AN ONOMATOPEIA, DO FOREIGN CATS SPEAK DIFFERENT LANGUAGES?

 

Wikipedo says:

The word “meow” is onomatopoeic. Different languages have correspondingly different words for the “nyan” sound, including “miau” (Belarusian, Finnish, Lithuanian, German, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Romanian, Malay and Spanish), “niau” (Ukrainian), “niaou” (νιάου[4], Greek), “miaou” (French), “nya” (ニャ, Japanese), “miao” (喵, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian), “miav/miao” or “mjav/mjau” (Danish/Norwegian), “mjá” (Icelandic), “ya-ong” (야옹, Korean) and “meo-meo” (Vietnamese)

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