A study is trying to figure out if the cat's meow changes the accent based on where they live.
There are questions that may seem obvious but perhaps not so much. We are used to thinking that the verses of our animal friends are universal, in fact it has already been shown how, for example in chimpanzees, the accents change depending on where they live.
Thus, some researchers from the University of Lund, Sweden, led by the project coordinator
Susanne Schötz, they wondered if this also happens to cats. We know that cats consciously change the pitch of their meows, probably to convey a certain message or emotion.
The study aims to understand the extent to which domestic cats are influenced by human languages and dialects. The research team is then using phonetic analysis to compare the language of cats from different regions of Sweden.
The ultimate goal is to improve communication between cats and humans: wild adult cats, in fact, almost never meow, but domestic cats do, this shows that cats want to communicate with us.