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