How are sound waves of different speeds heard differently?

Lets say that there are two waves. They are both identical in every way except that one is traveling through a gas and another through a liquid. As we know they are traveling at different speeds and that if you hear the gas wave while standing in a room it sounds different than if you are in a pool and hear the wave through the water.

My question is how are they heard differently in a quantitative way? Is there any way that I could have a recording of a sound through one medium and determine roughly what it would sound like through a different medium? At the very least I am assuming that there is a way to determine how a very simple wave changes with the medium.

Thanks in advance, and if it is not clear feel free to ask for any clarification!

• $v=\lambda f$, so if the speed is different, one or both of the wavelength or frequency must be as well... Jun 1, 2016 at 20:34