• @ChicoSuave
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    1441 month ago

    Animal sounds are to get the kid to try out mouth noises as practice for more complex verbal expression.

    • @[email protected]
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      91 month ago

      I’ve met people who speak as if they’ve never tried to make any of these sounds.

      They don’t sound very good when you hear them.

  • @[email protected]
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    1071 month ago

    I know nothing of childhood development, but considering the sound a cow makes is different depending on the language of the speaker, I’d assume it’s less about teaching children the sound a cow makes and more about teaching the sounds that exist in your language.

  • Panda (he/him)
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    931 month ago

    Basic verbal building blocks and a fun way to get kids speaking. It’s like how a lot of schoolwork isn’t really going to serve you much in life, but the habits / work ethic you pick up from it definitely will.

    • KillingTimeItself
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      11 month ago

      schoolwork builds habits and work ethic?

      If anything it just taught me that life is bullshit and nothing matters because it’s all manufactured, but maybe that’s what i get for not being impressionable.

      • @Reddfugee42
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        61 month ago

        Well for people who aren’t hopelessly broken, it can be very beneficial

      • @trolololol
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        If it’s not a skill you can apply in a toxic warehouse/office we should not teach it at all

        /s for psychotic anarcho capitalists

  • @[email protected]
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    731 month ago

    I’ve mooed at cows and had them moo back. Granted, I don’t speak cow, so it could’ve told me either, “thank you,” “nice weather we’re having,” or “go fuck yourself.”

    • PhobosAnomaly
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      101 month ago

      “they have spoken the words of our elders, maybe humankind and cowkind share the same ancestry?”

      …and thus, the cow level was born.

    • guyrocket
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      51 month ago

      I think moo know what they were saying. Moo should not lie to us.

    • @[email protected]
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      41 month ago

      Cows can tell you’re not a cow and can’t speak cow, but probably recognize an attempt to communicate.

      Or is that cats? Maybe possibly it works for cows too.

  • cobysev
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    511 month ago

    So this is why I get death stares from cows; not speaking to them in their native language.

    When I was a kid, my sister and I would play a game on road trips called, “Hey Cow!” It’s a Midwestern game.

    Basically, you hang your head out the car window when you see a field of cows, and scream, “HEY COW!!” at the top of your lungs. You get a point for every cow that looks at you. You take turns yelling at cows until the road trip is over, or until you lose your voice. Usually, it was the latter.

    My mother let us play this game because we would lose our voices early on, and then the rest of the road trip would be silent.

      • cobysev
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        81 month ago

        We usually played this game out in the Midwest farmlands, so there was rarely any people in the cow pastures. But yes, if there were any people out there, they would look up too.

  • @[email protected]
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    241 month ago

    Well if you had learned about the animal sounds you’d know why the cow didn’t say thank you

  • @someguy3
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    161 month ago

    Hmm… not that I know such things but I think kids have a natural fascination with animals. Go along the path that works.

    • @[email protected]
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      This sounds likely. I’d have to imagine at that stage of life the very concept of learning how to learn something for the first time is monumental.

      What they’re learning isn’t as important as learning something for the first time. Since animals are so interesting, it sounds like a reasonable thing to start with.

      I imagine it also has to do with establishing and reinforcing the concept that “things make noises and so can you”

    • @UckyBon
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      I never see a real cow in day-to-day life, so I only moo in the dairy isle.

  • HEXN3T
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    71 month ago

    Look, I’m just saying that sometimes I’m up on my cow-brained bullshit mooooooooooooo

    And also what if you have to learn COW