BleatThe bleat is he sound that emit various animals, like the sheep, the lambs, the deer and the goats. The act of bleating is known as bleat.

Regarding the etymology of the term bleat, especially if we think about the sound that sheep and goats make, it is correct to say that the first part arises from the way we understand it (“baaaaa”) and that it joins the suffix -gone, used to describe a quality that we can perceive through the senses.

For instance: “The bleating of the sheep scared the children, who ran to hide between their mother’s legs”, “Did you hear those bleats? I think there are deer nearby “, “The bleating of the goats, the squawking of the geese and the lowing of the cows made our afternoon in the country musical.”.

It is important to highlight that bleat, the voice of these animal species, is written with B. On the other hand, the term that refers to a conjugation of verb to worth it is valid, with V. Bleat Y valid, therefore, they are Homophones words (They have the same sound, although their writing is slightly different and they have different meanings).

“The judge decided that the triple was not valid since the launch was made outside the regulation time” is an expression that uses the concept of valid. In the case of valid, with accent mark on the TO, also written with V: “The judge decided that the triple has not been valid since the launch was made outside the regulation time”.

Therefore, it must be taken into account that, when we want to refer to the sound that an animal makes, bleat should always be written with B. On the other hand, the rest of the words that sound like this word but that allude to other issues, are written with V. If you have any questions, it is best to go to a dictionary to ensure correct writing.

BleatIn the field of opera, it is common to use the concept of bleating to disparagingly describe the voice of a singer, especially if he tends to mark his vibrato (The rippling effect of the sound that certain instruments produce to intensify or enrich the performance and improve the pitch). More specifically, a voice is said to resemble a bleat in coloratura passages in which many notes are sung at high speed if the artist generates an unpleasant and unnatural sound.

As well as other nouns that represent the sounds emitted by the animals, the concept of bleating can be useful to teach the little ones to distinguish the different species using the sense of hearing. However, it is important to note that there is a great distance between onomatopoeia and the true voices of animals, in the same way that cartoons are not faithful to their shapes or colors: the goat does not say “baaaa” exactly, as do all the Cows are not black with white spots, nor are pigs pink.

On the other hand, in each country the voices of animals are conceived in a different way, since they must adapt to the possible sounds to represent in each idiom. This is also the case with foreign words, since the general trend in most countries is to reproduce them using the letters of their own alphabet, something that can only lead to a lack of precision.

If we add the anatomical differences between us and the balancing animals to the fact that we do not know “what they say” or how many messages they can emit, we understand that it is useless to approach them and try imitate them believing that they will recognize our sounds as part of their language.