I am playing with my son and the toy suddenly made a sound of "I love you".
How do I express in that situation?
Do you hear the toy saying or sounding "I love you"?
But only human can say, objects like a toy can't, right?
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The Cambridge Dictionary defines say as
to pronounce words or sounds, to express a thought, opinion, or suggestion, or to state a fact or instruction
There is no requirement for the speaker to be human. If a device (toy, lift, ATM, etc) makes noises that are intended to sound like speech, we use the word say.