Tuesday, June 21

Different Human Sounds in Different Languages (Onomatopoeia)


I did the onomatopoeias of animal sounds but here are human sounds. Some done by James Chapman, an illustrator who just completed a PHD at the University of Manchester. Some are missing like clap.
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/11/onomatopoeia-world-languages/415824/



EnglishSpanishJapaneseItalianFrenchSwedishKorean
BiteChomp├▒amMushaGnamMiamNam-Nam Wajak-wajak
BurpBurpUurp/ErpGeppuRuttBeurpRapKkeo-eok
SnoreZzz ----Gu-GuRonfRon PchiSnarkDeureureong
SneezeAchoo  Achu HakushonEtciu  Atchoum AtjooEchwi 
ClapClap --- Pachi  --- --- --- ---
Hush ShhChiton ShhShh  ChutSchh  Swit 
Heart Beat Thump ThumpBum Bum Bum Doki DokiTu Tump Boum BoumBum Bum Bum Dugeun Dugeun 
Laughter Ha Ha Ha Ja Ja Ja Ahaha (fu fu)Ah ah eh eh hahaha ---- Kekeke
KissMwah, Smooch  MuaChuSmackMouah, Smack SmackJjok
Scream Ah Au, Ay Gya AhiAie, Ouille Aj, OjA, Aya
FartFart. Poot, Toot Pun, Peo BuProt Prout, Pete  PruttPpung

Animal sounds in different languages (Onomatopoeias)


Lots of people don't believe me but different countries and languages don't agree on how to spell the onomatopoeia of  the sound animals make. It is spelled differently depending on the language, also by the interpenetration of languages. Most animals make the same sound but it depends on the person listening to it. It could also be that the pets adapt to the language around them. 


Animals  EnglishSpanishJapaneseItalianFrenchDutchKorean
CatsMeowMiauNyanMiaoMiaouMiauwYaong
DogsWoofGuauWanBauWaouhBlafMeong
PigsOinkOincBuuGrungniGroinKnorrenGgool
DucksQuackCuacGaaQuaCoinKwakKkwaek
FrogsRibbitCroacKeroCraCroacKwaakGaegui
HorsesNeighJi JiHihinHiiHiiNiiiiHi-Ing
MouseSqueak---ChuuSquitt----PiepJjik
RoosterCock-a-doodle-dooKikirikiKok-E-Kok-KoChicchirichiCorcoricoKukeiekuKo-Ki-Oh
TurkeyGoobleGluglu ------Glou-------
CowMooMuMoMuMeuhBoeEum-Mae
SheepBaaBeMe MeBeeBeenBehMae-Eh