onomatopeyics in conlangs
|From:||Carlos Thompson <cthompso@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 20, 1998, 21:34|
The way we transfer the sound of animals and other sounds from nature
differs culturally... let's take an example
a barking dog would sound:
Arf /&@f/? or Wow /waw/ to an Anglosaxon.
Guau /gwaw/ to a Spanish spoken
Vov /vOv/ to a Suede...
And a lot of different sounds for different cultures. I would like to
know how the following onomatopeyics are render in different
(in English) (in Spanish)
dog guau /gwaw/
cat miau /mjaw/
roster kikiriki' /ki.ki.ri'ki/
pig oing|oinc /oiNg/ /oiNk/
kermit ribit /'rri.bit/
bee bzz /bz:/ (odd orthography)
gun shoot bang /baNg/
explosion pum /pum/
Has any conlang used onomatopeyics for genera vocabulary?
-- Carlos Th