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    #1

    The dog barks in a loud voice?

    Is it OK to say "The dog barks in a loud voice."?

    It sounds strange to me because dogs don't speak, and therefore have no voice.
    Would "bark loud(or loudly?)" sound better?

    Thank you in advance,

    shikemoku

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    #2

    Re: The dog barks in a loud voice?

    Yes, barks loudly is more natural.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: The dog barks in a loud voice?

    Is a dog's bark produced by the vibration of its vocal cords? If so, I'd call it a voice.

    It can certainly vary its bark and make other sounds to communicate.

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    #4

    Re: The dog barks in a loud voice?

    I checked some websites, and I found that dogs do have vocal cords.
    Then, would you say, for example, "The dog barks in a loud voice." or does it still sound unnatural?

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    #5

    Re: The dog barks in a loud voice?

    It's still unnatural.

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    #6

    Re: The dog barks in a loud voice?

    Thank you very much, Rover KE.

    In Japanese, some people use the words for "in a loud voice" to describe a dog's barking.
    It still doesn't sound very natural, though.

    Thank you again for your advice.
    I really appreciate it.

    shikemoku

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