Shouts of Sasquatch

Ron Morehead has sent us not only description of the technique to call sasquatch, if it is present in the area, to contact, but also a record of sasquatch shouts. In attention to debate, whether sasquatch is capable to speak and have speech (see Dmitri Bayanov's "Is Manimal more Man than Animal?"), this record can be of value as an object, suitable for analysis.

Listen to it

On mine opinion, nonprofessional in linguistics, in this shouts of sasquatch some vowels and consonants are obviously heard. There seven definitely separated shouts are recorded, end of the last of them is deadened by human voices. All of them have the general feature: they terminate with accent on the last vowel. In English transcription I should like to write these sounds as such:

aqw'a ¾ apu'a ¾ akok'o ¾ aqw'a ¾ apu'a ¾ zizv'a ¾ o-'o

Can these sounds be words of an unknown language? I think, that it is quite possible. Even in such short fragment some variety of connected sounds is heard. They obviously differ from menacing or emotional shouts of anthropoids and other animals.


In the beginning of April, 2007, I have looked on Russian TV channel "Culture" a story about genetist Spencer Wells who investigates Y-chromosome in the population of the Earth with the purpose to establishment the common ancestor of all people. He was interested by one of the most ancient African tribes that follow primitive way of life as hunters-gatherers till nowadays ¾ Hadzaba (or Hazabe) in Tanzania, and also language of this tribe. Hadzaba language is isolated, i.e. its links with any of known language family is not established. It includes more than 100 various sounds that is much more, than in widespread languages. In pro-posed fragment the member of Hadzaba tribe demonstrates to Spencer Wells some words of his native language.

Look and listen to this fragment

In both records something structurally common is heard, isn't that so?

Michael Trachtengerts
March-April 2007