English Vocabulary: Animalistic Cries (Onomatopoeia)

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What to do if someone is bugging you?

Growl.

What to do if you disapprove?

Hiss.

Dogs Bark, Cats Meow, Horses Neigh, and Hyena?

While reading about the horse that neighed, i thought of words that characterize animal's cries. Here's a list:

And what do human animals do? We brouhaha, hubbub and babble, whine!

This reminds me of H G Well's War of the Worlds, where Martians ululate!