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#185267 - 06/10/09 09:26 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'.

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

#185280 - 06/11/09 11:04 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.

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#185297 - 06/12/09 01:41 AM Re: multilingualGeuthe [Re: BranShea]  
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A little bell dings, a big church bell goes bong.

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