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Is there a website for onomatopoeic words....
Thread poster: Minna Wood MITI (Purring CAT Ltd.)

Minna Wood MITI (Purring CAT Ltd.)  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:43
English to Finnish
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Aug 30, 2002

...where one can listen to the different sounds?



Since these words are often \"heard\" differently by speakers of different languages, they can sometimes cause a problem for a translator, and I thought maybe there is a website where one can play back and listen to the different sounds.



In my opinion, listening to a sound would help to decide which translation is the most suitable for that particular sound. At the moment I am struggling with noises associated with cars and driving, such as rumble, rattle, clunk, howl, whine, roar, chuckle (!!), pop, grind etc. etc.



I think this kind of a website would be very useful as well as entertaining. So if you know one, please share it with us. Thanks in advance!



I did find:

http://www.georgetown.edu/cball/animals/animals.html

In this cute website for animal sounds there is a transcription for each sound in several languages (which is not always correct, I noticed) and some (but not all) of the sounds can be played back. Have fun!



Have a nice weekend.

Minna



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Nikita Kobrin  Identity Verified
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Thanks for the link Minna, quite amusing! Sep 2, 2002

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