How talkative (or meowative) is your cat?
I don't know about other cats, cause this is my first cat and I got him as an adult, but my cat constantly talks (or meows), and each meow is very distinctive so I can always tell what he wants. Although, he never meows for no reason.
There is the "demanding-food-meow", when his food bowl is empty and its time, usually followed by a sucking-up purr, and licking.
There is the "I-just-went-in-my-litter-box-so-clean-it-NOW-meow", thats a very distinctive one and meowed right after he goes.
There is the "Its-5-am-why-are-you-not-paying-attention-to-me-meow", which sounds more like "mrow-mrow-MROW-mrow-mrow-MRRROOOWWW!!", follwed by him rubbing his face against my hand or face.
There is the "yes-what-do-you-want-meow", the funniest one, when you come into a room and he is lying down, he raises his head, and utters a soft "mrrrr?", as in "yes?", with a question like tone.
There is the "I-can't-see-you-where-are-you-meow", usually meowed when he walks around the apartment looking for me, or if I am in the bathroom and he stands by the door.
There is the "open-this-door-NOW!-meow", very distinctive and high pitched, and usually follwed by standing on two legs, and pounding on the door with the other two.
There is the "I-am-not-a-toy-I-need-my-freedom-so-stop-petting-and hugging-me-meow", or more like, "mrrrrroooooo", uttered when he is not in the mood to be petted or hugged.
There is the "I-am-sorry-I-wont-do-that-again-(yeah right)-meow", more like a "mooohooohooo-hoo-hooo", uttered when I criticize him for behaving badly, he also crouches and pulls his head in.
There is the "what?-I-wasn't-gonna-do-anything-bad-meow", more like a squeally "mow-mow-mow", uttered when he is about to jump somewhere where he is not supposed and someone notices him before. This is sometimes followed by funny crawling and then turning over on his side, and rolling on his back, saying "I-am-too-cute-for-you-to-be-mad-at-me."
There is the "why-are-those-birds-flying-near-my-window-meow", a very complicated set of sounds he utters when he sees birds.
There is the "talking-with-other-cats-meow", when he sees other cats in the window, he meows very complex combinations, and opens and closes his mouth strangly, while meowing.
I am also told, that when I am not home, he goes around the apartment and meows with a complaining tone, and comes up to people sits in front of them, and meows. They say its like he is asking for me. When I come home, especially after I have been gone long he begins purring like an engine.
What is your cat's vocabulary?