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Sound of a bell - toong-toong vs toong-taang
Thread poster: Saleh Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Saleh Chowdhury, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
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Aug 2, 2008

Hi,
How would you describe the sound of a bell in Bengali? toong-toong (টুং-টুং) or toong-taang (টুং-টাং)? Or anything else?

Thanks in advance for any input!


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keshab  Identity Verified
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The second one sounds better for a bell. Aug 2, 2008

Both toong-toong (টুং-টুং) or toong-taang (টুং-টাং) are correct for tinny sound. But the first one represents the tinniest sound like গেলাসে চামচ দিয়ে টুং টুং করে আওয়াজ করা। The second one is better for a bell and it also represents sweet sound.
ঘন্টাটা টুং টাং করে বেজে উঠল
পিয়ানোর টুং টাং শব্দ শোনা যাচ্ছে


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