Discussion in 'All Languages' started by BaraniskoDyskoteka, Sep 3, 2006.
In mine (Polish): Miau Miau....
In italian it's Miao Miao
In Turkish, it is "miyav", to call them it is "pisi pisi"
In Romanian it's "miau, miau".
and to call them, we use "miez, miez."
In Catalan it is mèu, mèu.
To call them... it's quite difficult to explain this sound! It's like an "s" (a long one) but moving the lips as if we were going to make a "b" but without making it.
It's already been discussed here.
Right, but I think one could dicuss about how we call and lure cats.
Cats say "miau miau"
Cats are lured by saying "kiss kiss"
In Japanese is ニアオ "niao"
To call them we say "sib, sib, sib" but when saying "b" we keep on making the "s" sound.
...which sounds exactly like PC PC with a snappy pronunciation. (It usually goes like pisipisipisipisipisi...)
I heard Serbians call cats saying something sounded mich-mich(?), by the way.
In French, it is miaou, miaou.
In Russian, it's miaou, miaou - just like in French!
To call a cat, we say, Kis-Kis.
Cats say: 'Mijau' or 'Miau' (I don't think we have a certain way of spelling it)
We call them by calling: 'Mis - mis- mis' ('mis' is a synonym for cat [kat, in Danish])
In Serbian, onomatopoeia for cat is: mjau, mjau (мјау-мјау).
But we call cat: mac-mac (мац-мац).
Calling: Kiss, kiss (Kisse is a nursery word for 'cat'.)
Chinese: 咪咪 mīmī or 喵 miāo.
Cat: "miauw, miauw"
Calling: "poes..., poes-poes"
cat (gato): "miau miau"
calling: "mishu mishu"
In addition to previous posts, pisi and pisicik can mean "cat" in baby talk. The suffix -cik works just like -je in Dutch. So, simply, pisicik or kedicik means "little cat"
Separate names with a comma.