how do you pronounce kneazle?

Stephen Fry pronounces it Ke-neezle, the same as he says ke-nut, both with a very short "ke" sound. ... Try saying "Know" phonetically, it's like that. That's how he says it at least. Lord Loss, Stamper of Gnomes 10:42, August 22, 2013 (UTC)

Wait, if you need a license to own a Half-Kneazle, then can we assume that Hermione has a license?

You only need a license if the kneazle is pure-bred. 19:27, May 14, 2012 (UTC) 19:00, May 7, 2011 (UTC)

Human speech

Mrs Figg "stations" Mr Tibbles under a car, and Sirius seems to be able to speak to Crookshanks to give him directions to get the password to Gryffindor Tower ... is it possible Kneazles, or at least half-Kneazles, understand human speech? This, at least, is what the Lexicon makes of it, and it makes sense to me. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 15:59, December 1, 2013 (UTC)

I would say it is more likely that Half-Kneazles are simply more intelligent than ordinary cats, and thus easier for Animagi to communicate with when in animal form. It is possible they understand a wider range of human speach than a non-kneazle cat would, but I doubt very much it would be as simple as walking up to Crookshanks (while in human form) and saying "Hey, would you find me the passwords to Gryffindor Tower?" For one thing, Crookshanks can't speak in the human language, so some form of common communication between the two species would be necessary. Hence why I think there is a type of language common to all forms of non-human sentient mammals. I specify mammals, as Sentient Reptiles and Snakes in general would probably fall under Parseltongue. Which begs the question... would a Snake Animagus have been able to open the Chamber of Secrets??? Either way, what I want to know, is did Mrs. Norris have Kneazle-blood? Because that cat sure acted way too sentient to be just a common house-cat. Also, what would a Pure-Blood Witch or Wizard make of the Chesshire Cat? Cledwin83 (talk) 11:59, February 7, 2014 (UTC)
But then there's Mrs Figg talking to Tibbles. Normal cats don't understand human speech at all. Mrs Norris was indeed just a normal everyday cat, albeit a smart one (as specified on Rowling's site). She had no Kneazle blood. Your theory about common languages kind of makes sense but since Sirius didn't know Crookshanks's name, I dunno. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 17:47, August 8, 2014 (UTC)
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