How does a cat say in Japanese?
How does a cat say in your language? In Japanese, it’s nyaa nyaa (ニャーニャー). But it wasn’t always this way.
In Heian period (794-1192) it was nen nen (ねんねん) and in Kamakura period (1185-1333) it was neu neu (ねうねう). Then during the Edo period (1603-1868) when people started having cats as a pet and the sound changed to nyaa nyaa as it is now. Ukiyoe artist Kuniyoshi Utagawa (歌川国芳 1798-1861) was known as a cat lover and in his work, “Hayari Neko no kyogenzukushi” (流行猫の狂言づくし), the cat which makes a statement says at the end, nyagu nyagu (にゃぐにゃぐ).
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Yahoo News! Japan : https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/article?a=20190506-00000007-pseven-life&p=1