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#185267 - 06/10/09 05:26 PM Re: multilingual onomatopoeia [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
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Understood. Our bells do not go 'ding'. They go 'bim'.
A metal spring ??? I think it would go 'ploing'.

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#185272 - 06/10/09 06:54 PM Re: multilingual onomatopoeia [Re: BranShea]
Faldage Offline
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Branny, how do you pronounce the oi? We pronounce it like a German eu.

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#185280 - 06/11/09 07:04 AM Re: multilingualGeuthe [Re: Faldage]
BranShea Offline
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Yes, like in Feuer or deutsches. Goethe is pronounced slightly different. It should be like in Toynbee. (toying- ploing)
Latisha, what does bell do for you? Phonetically? Or Indonesian, Bingly?

I like the English word squeak as onomatopoeia.
A squeaking parquet floor; that's exactly want it does. Squeak ! Horrible.


Edited by BranShea (06/11/09 01:56 PM)
Edit Reason: spelling mistakes forever

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#185297 - 06/11/09 09:41 PM Re: multilingualGeuthe [Re: BranShea]
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
A little bell dings, a big church bell goes bong.

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