Roberta
 
Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 02:29 am
I love that word. Saying it. Spelling it. And what it means.

Sometimes I sit around trying to think up words that apply. Some thinking sessions are better than others.

Today, not so good.

hush
honk
meow (and lots of sounds that animals make: quack, moo, woof, etc.)
yap
And a few more.

C'mon, gang. Please add to the list. What can you come up with?



 
Miss L Toad
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 02:39 am
@Roberta,
suck
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 02:51 am
@Roberta,
What I find very interesting is that the words are very similar in different languages - German wau-wau, French oua-oua, English woof-woof) - but the animals got totally different namens - Hund, chien, dog.

Edit: just found that this is called "cross-linguistic onomatopoeias".
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 03:45 am
@Roberta,
crackle
Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 04:13 am
@izzythepush,
Miss L, Never really thought that suck was onomatopoetic. I guess it depends on how you say it.

Walter, I'm grateful for your diligence. Cross-linguistic onomatopoeia. Vunderbar. And it makes sense for the words in question. A poodle, a german wire-haired pointer, and a boston terrier all sound the same when they vocalize.

iz, Good one. Thanks.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 04:23 am
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 05:04 am

burp...


R(pardon)P
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 05:12 am
@Walter Hinteler,
LOUDENSWOOSHENZIPPENUPPENAIRUNDKOMEN DOWNMIT LAUDENBOOMENHOLENGROUND.
(This was the onomatopoeic "Germanic" version of the V-2 rocket)
roger
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 05:22 am
@farmerman,
I think the German turn signals are called the Ticken Tocken.

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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 06:02 am
@Roberta,
Pitter patter
Swish
Splash
Sibilance
Crash
Mutter
Crunch
Borborygmus (a personal favourite )
Clip clop
Clatter
Smash
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 06:15 am
@Roberta,
Buzzzzz.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 07:22 am
squelch
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 07:41 am
not real words, so not really on topic, but i love comic book sounds

wolverine pops his claw(s)
http://maxcdn.fooyoh.com/files/attach/images/3004/407/395/005/500x_wolverine_first_snikt_01.jpg

spiderman shoots webs
http://eriklundegaard.com/media/2/spiderman-thwip.jpg

nightcrawler teleports
http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/10/nightcrawler_first_bamf_01.jpg
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 07:44 am
@djjd62,
Doesn't always have the desired effect.

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/Cap%20Wank!.jpg
djjd62
 
  1  
Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 07:46 am
@izzythepush,
until his recent incarnations (marvel and ultimate marvel comics), i always thought captain america was a bit of a wanker
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 07:50 am
@djjd62,
Well he was only following orders.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 11:49 am
guffaw
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 11:50 am
neigh
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Mame
 
  1  
Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 12:01 pm
Bam
Slap
Slip
sloppy
mushy
Crunch
munch
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 4 Dec, 2012 12:10 pm
Ding dong - supposed to be the sound of bells.

If it's Ding Dong, it is a trademarked "pastry", and sounds like yuck.
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