It seems like a simple question, but stop and think about it for a second. There’s really no right or wrong answer. All languages recognize that animals make noise, and in most cultures small children start learning about animals through these noises.
So, what noise does a dog make?
How you answer that question is determined largely by the language you grew up speaking. And the way you spell that noise is even more dependent on your understanding of how to replicate that sound using the rules you’ve learned in your native language.
As Juliet aptly noted, “that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” No matter how you say it or spell it, the important thing is that you can communicate with those around you.
Here are some ways people around the world say “Woof!” Give ’em a try.
What do you think? Still sound like Fido?