Oh! Damn, I was sure it was essentially a vocal thing.
Well, that's good to know. And to be honest, I was terrified at the prospect of speaking, so, yeah, better this way.
And being half-deaf doesn't help either, so there was that too.
edit : what's more, cats.Damned, noisy, cats.
( disclaimer : these aren't mine obviously but one of mine is the same breed so ... yeah. )