I'm an old hand at making sounds to get other people to do things. I used to cry to get Mom and Dad to do pretty much anything. Effective, but inefficient.
I've got them trained better now. When I say "duh", they look around for a dog. "Buh" makes them point to a bird. And "meh-meh-meh-meh-MEH!" gets me a bottle of milk, but never fast enough.