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    verbs for animals' sounds?

    As a non-native speaker of English, I found it very diffficult to choose the proper verbs for animals' sounds. I only know very few of them. Here is a list of regular animal. Please help me with this

    dog---bark
    cat---meow
    human--scream/roar?
    horse---?
    tiger---roar
    sheep/goat---?
    bull/cow---?
    canary--tweet?
    owl---?
    chicken---?
    cicada---?
    hen---?
    cock---?
    duck---quack
    goose---?
    chimpanzeen---?
    pig/hog----?
    donkey---?
    monkey---?
    mule---?
    squirrel---?
    rat---?
    wolf---?

    Please add more if you believe they are neccessary to know.

    By the way, is there a generic verb or phrasal verb for animals' sounds?

    Thank you for your great help!!!
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Dec-2012 at 08:29.

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    #2

    re: verbs for animals' sounds?

    You could have saved yourself a lot of time and typing by putting "animal sounds" into Google and looking at the huge number of hits. Here's the best one: List of animal sounds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Try to work things out using books and the internet before asking us to simply Google something and find your answers for you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    re: verbs for animals' sounds?

    Thank you for your brilliant idea! I honestly didn't think of that

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    #4

    re: verbs for animals' sounds?

    As there is more than one animal whose sounds are being discussed, I am moving the apostrophe for you before other students begin to think animal's sounds is correct.

    Rover

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