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    Question Dog's Bark.

    In Brazil, we imitate dog's bark, saying: au, au, au. How do you pronounce dog's bark? is it the same as in Brazil, or is different?

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    Re: Dog's Bark.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elias.elijah View Post
    In Brazil, we imitate a dog's bark (no comma here) by saying (no colon here) "au, au, au". How do you pronounce a dog's bark? Is it the same as in Brazil, or is it different?
    Welcome to the forum.

    In the UK, we use "woof, woof". There might be slightly different ways of pronouncing it, but that's how it's written.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Dog's Bark.

    Wow (no pun intended), I haven't heard that for years! I'd actually forgotten it completely.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Dog's Bark.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elias.elijah View Post
    is it the same as in Brazil, or is different?
    There is often very little consistency over animal noises in many cultures. Roosters probably have greater variation than dogs barking. Cats are fairly consistent.

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    Re: Dog's Bark.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Well, the dogs were chasing horse-drawn omnibuses when I was your age.
    I thought they were dying of the plague in them thar days.

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    Re: Dog's Bark.

    And "Arf, arf!" and "Yap, yap, yap!"
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Dog's Bark.

    'Woof' as in 'wood', not as in 'roof'.
    And cats go 'miao' or 'meow' - pronounced the same.

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    Re: Dog's Bark.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
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    And cats go 'miao' or 'meow' - pronounced the same.
    Or "miaow", also pronounced the same.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Dog's Bark.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    'Woof' as in 'wood', not as in 'roof'.
    And to make things worse, dogs can ruff ruff.

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    Re: Dog's Bark.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Unfortunately, 'roof' can have either the either the foot or the goose vowel.
    'Woof' as in 'wood', not as in 'goof'.

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