I have a Linguistics related question this time. Received an editor's note:

Among the acoustical symptoms they detach the following mono-segmental nominations: the verbs – to laugh (16), to chuckle (5), the nouns – a laugh (5), a chuckle (2) and an adjective laughing (1), e.g.:
I laughed once – more a bark than a laugh.
Here they find the specification of laughing, which is compared with a bark. The thing is that for a human being dog’s barks are nothing but just simple barks, whereas for dogs they imply different meanings: from joy to anger and more specifically danger.
Is it correct? How can I check the number of words the editor suggests in the essays (verbs and nouns)?