They may not speak Human,
but cats understand it just fine.
Do you speak Cat?
They think you can, if they
speak LOUDLY ... and ... CLEARLY.
I've learned a few basic phrases,
like the yodeling love song of "raaAAOOow"
and the low, throaty "err-OW, err-OW" that
means, "Come, kittens, I have brought food."
I wouldn't say I speak it well,
but like saying, "Hola," in Mexico,
even a clumsy attempt works wonders.