When I came to the USA one of the things I was surprised about was the fact your ask Americans how the dog is barking you will hear something like “wulf-wulf” – totally differently that people in my native country simulate dog’s sounds. I also have discovered that few other animals are sounding differently for Americans vs. for people in country I’ve came from as well.
When in a while I was taking ESL-class (English as a Second Language) in Mesa Community College (Arizona), I’ve got an idea that the class which is consisting of classmates which are representing 13 nationalities is the right place to clarify this question. That was the way how this project have been done.
That happened due to support of our professor Barbara Jordan (thank you, Barbara).
From one side, this “scientific research” was done just for fun. But at the same time I didn’t see in the Internet something similar.
But recently I’ve found the similar fun research has been made in University of Adelaide – here is the page with the table for animal sounds . Many of sounds are very similar with what we have recorded.
But we have the video. :)
PLEASE, DO THIS WAY WITH THE LIST BELOW:
- Select a nation
- Select an animal
- Click ‘Play’
PLEASE DON’T MISS TO BROWSE BY ANIMALS – SOMETIMES IT’S FUNNY! :)