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Re: onomatopeyics in conlangs

From:Joshua Shinavier <jshinavi@...>
Date:Monday, November 23, 1998, 10:20
> And a lot of different sounds for different cultures. I would like to > know how the following onomatopeyics are render in different > nat/conlangs... > > animal onomatopeyic > description sound > (in English) (in Spanish) > dog guau /gwaw/ > cat miau /mjaw/ > roster kikiriki' /'ki/ > pig oing|oinc /oiNg/ /oiNk/ > kermit ribit /'rri.bit/ > bee bzz /bz:/ (odd orthography) > gun shoot bang /baNg/ > explosion pum /pum/ >
dog: red/pand (sound: raux) cat: ting (sound: yaun) rooster: aspij (no particular sound; when in need of one you might use "aspijaud" ("rooster sound" :-)) pig: olgil (sound: gwiit) frog: marg (sound: royk) bee: piimil (sound: ziz) gun: kolv (sound: kat) explode: kvaun (sound: daum) (ii = i")
> Has any conlang used onomatopeyics for genera vocabulary?
Almost all words for concepts having to do with sound are onomatopoeic to some degree, as well as many others which are associated with certain sounds; on.eia is a good way to invent "fitting" names for things which can be heard. Josh Shinavier