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#99055 - 03/20/03 08:02 AM multilingual onomatopoeia
AnnaStrophic Offline
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How do different people around the world imitate animal sounds? Find out here!

http://www.flat33.com/bzzzpeek/index1.html

(it didn't work in my older Netscape but functions beautifully in IE)


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#99056 - 03/20/03 08:27 AM Re: multilingual onomatopoeia
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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that's a fun site, Anna! thanks for sharing.

for Mozilla users: don't try to open in a new tab, it will close your main window. just click the link.

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#99057 - 03/20/03 12:43 PM Re: multilingual onomatopoeia
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Cool! I wonder where the Japanese sound for snakes came from...


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#99058 - 04/18/03 09:19 PM Re: multilingual onomatopoeia
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Great site, AnnaS! Thanks for posting it "upstairs", or I might've missed it! Now I know there was a reason I decided to bring that Sneeze/Yawn thread back up instead of just linkin' it!

P.S. Youse Brits sure makes some strange animal noises, ya does! Must've happened during those alcohol-round-the-clock Tudor years, huh?


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#99059 - 04/23/03 07:59 AM Re: multilingual onomatopoeia
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Yeah! All those drunken animals...who knows what they sounded like.


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#185259 - 06/10/09 08:40 AM Re: multilingual onomatopoeia [Re: dxb]
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my stepdaughter and I were talking about this yesterday, so I dug up this old thread.

we have several new international members since this thread, so let's revive it!

Anna's (also the name of my stepdaughter!) link is now http://www.bzzzpeek.com/ I believe.

just curious about onomatopoeia in other languages. :¨ )
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#185260 - 06/10/09 11:55 AM Re: multilingual onomatopoeia [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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May I suggest you name an animal and add the English onomatopoeia so the outlanders could add the comparative sound-word?

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#185261 - 06/10/09 11:57 AM Re: multilingual onomatopoeia [Re: BranShea]
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well, actually, I was thinking more about other sounds, not necessarily just animals. things like "boing" or "ding".
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#185262 - 06/10/09 12:48 PM Re: multilingual onomatopoeia [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Ehmm.. it žs important to know what produces or evoques the sound.
Is 'boing' not an interjection? We have a 'boink' and use it when people, specially children, bump their head, or when they drop a heavy object. What does 'ding'?

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#185263 - 06/10/09 02:58 PM Re: multilingual onomatopoeia [Re: BranShea]
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a bell goes "ding". a metal spring goes "boing". boink the way you use it would be bonk for me, and not really an onomatopoeia.
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#185267 - 06/10/09 05:26 PM Re: multilingual onomatopoeia [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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A little bell dings, a big church bell goes bong.

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