Do ducks quack in the same way all over the world? Of course the answer is, No! English ducks say, “Quack! Quack!“, French ducks say, “Coin-coin!“, and so on…
Discover the different sounds that ducks, horses, pigs, cows, frogs and roosters make in different languages at The Quack Project. They let you hear some of the sounds for free. If you want to hear a more extensive list of animal sounds, you have to pay for a CD-ROM version.
Otherwise, you can check out Derrick Abbot’s Animal Noise Page for a list of what animals say in 17 languages. If there’s a lot of interest out there in this topic, let me know and I can work on adding this feature to my site in the future.
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6 Responses to “The Quack Project – Animal Sounds Around the World”
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July 31st, 2007 at 5:10 pm
I enjoyed the Quack Project sampler.
Human noises,too, interest me. My yum-yum becomes miam-miam when I cross the channel. My shoo becomes pschtt (which is what I have always instinctively said to any cat venturing too close to my bird feeder and which reminds me of the rudely named french drink that so delighted english children) when addressing animals but ouste when getting rid of humans.
I am searching for the music to the french comptine ‘Saint Nicolas m’a donne’. Can anyone help? A village school in Surrey would be very grateful.
August 7th, 2007 at 9:48 am
We found the lyrics to Saint Nicolas m’a donné – you can click the link to see them.
We’re asking around about the music – we’ll see if anyone writes back!
If anyone else can help, pleaseemail me.
August 23rd, 2007 at 6:35 pm
This is such a neat project. Does anyone know how to get a hold of the people who made it? I’d like to make sure the program offers transcription of these sounds, phonetically spelled in Latin alphabet.
January 3rd, 2008 at 5:09 pm
I’m wondering if anyone knows of any books, namely children’s books, which highlight the sounds of animals around the world. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
January 3rd, 2008 at 6:15 pm
There’s a book about animal sounds around the world called Who Says a Dog Goes Bow Wow? by Hank de Zutter. You can click the link to see it on Amazon.
July 25th, 2011 at 3:40 pm
Mung-Mung: A Fold-Out Book of Animal Sounds by Linda Sue Park