There is a verb in Klamath that “adapts” to the doer of the action.
What does that mean?
It means that there is a verb that is used to indicate that something is making a sound. That verb is: hema.
When a cat “hema” it means that the cat meows.
A dog can “hema” and it means that the dog barks.
A donkey can “hema” and it means that the donkey brays.
Any animal or insect or water or human can “hema” and it means that the sound specific to that action is being done.
I think this is pretty neat!
gaw posis hema. My cat is meowing.
hot mokas hema. That owl is hooting.
hot goso hema. That pig is squealing.