[ARTICLE] DOES YOUR CAT HAVE AN ACCENT

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HOWDY ALL, My wife and I were watching our morning GMA program when this CAT storyline was presented.  It is somewhat unusual for a cat story to make this national media program so we paid close attention to it.  As usual they just touched the edge of this story, so we googled it and found the following information for you.

Does your cat have an ACCENT? Study hopes to reveal if felines ‘speak’ with different meows based on where they live

  • Lund University phonetics experts will study the intonation of cats’ meows
  • Research will investigate how cats vary the melody of meows, or dialects
  • It will also look effects of humans altering their voices when talking to cats
  • Five-year study could bring about welfare changes in shelters, for instance .

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