Do animals have accents?

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What do you think, or in an ideal world, what would you like to believe?

When a dog from Mexico barks at a dog from Korea, do they understand each other?

Do British chickens understand Vietnamese chickens?

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@sombre: You may think it's silly but yes they do have accents. More complex animals usually. The ones that are hardwired dont, but whales etc. do. Some animals can be from different regions and will adapt their yelps. Also remember we have birds like crows that when around humans enough can make sounds like human mimicry even if they're not really talking. Put that bird around another accent and see what happens. We're all animals too so...

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Yeah, the cats I've had have never sounded the same.

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There are many Japanese cat videos on Youtube and i don't think Japanese cats sound like British cats.

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Probably, but they also have distinct noises in each language, which is always fun.

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#6  Edited By UsmanAziz

Animal communicate with each other, but it's unlikely they have accents like.humans, animal communication is more instinctive and relies on non-verbal cues rather than linguistic patterns.

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@usmanaziz: They don't have accents "like humans" because they don't have speech like humans but they absolutely have auditory communication and that varies in style by population even among the same species. Songbirds are an obvious example of animals that use auditory communication and have variation by population.

Is this an accent? That's up for you to decide. There are no other animals that string together sounds in very complicated and flexible chains like we do so there's no real equivalent to the difference between pronouncing a hard "R" or not (WateR vs Watah).