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"Rhaa" - Sound Effects In Your Language.  
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

Two topics with "Rhaa" have left me wondering what other words might be out there in other languages and cultures.

I've seen Canadians use "pfft" as, I guess, a dismissive.

In Brazil I saw a comic book where a grenade went "pom!" when it exploded. Hey our US grenades at least go "kaboom" or some other manly sound, but "pom?"

Bells, in the US will go "ding dong" or "clang" if they are off key. How about in your part of the world?




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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

In Holland, a rooster says "kukelekuu"
In Turkey, a rooster says "uhuhuuuu"

In Holland, a chicken says "toktoktok"
In Turkey, a chicken says "gitgitgitaak"

In Holland, a dog says "woef, woef"
In Turkey, a dog says "hav, hav"

I have no idea what these would be in Spain though...


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

American English:
Rooster: "cockadoodle-doo"
Turkey: "gobble gobble"
Chicken: "cluck cluck"
Dog: "woof" or "bow wow"

Come to think of it, as familiar as those are, they are pretty silly.

love to hear some more



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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1569 times:

I remember reading that in Germany, Rice Krispies say "Knisper! Knasper! Knosper!" instead of "Snap! Crackle! Pop!"

Quebecois have this dismissive thing they say that sounds something like "ouash" or "wwwash".

When I was about ten the thing to say in Thunder Bay was "oaf". I guess that would be kinda like "durr" is now. As in "What did you think of Jen's hair today?" "Oaf! It's ugly!"

So what the heck does "Rhaa" mean, anyway, and what does it even sound like? Is it like 'rah rah sis boom bah'?



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1565 times:

I think 'rhaaa' was originally a gaming term wasn't it, as if to vent frustration (or delight at the successful attempt at a killing spree).

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1543 times:

Swedish:

Rooster - Kuckelikuuu
Turkey - Gobbel gobbel
Dog - Voff Voff
Cat - Mjaaauuu
F** Off - Dra åt helvete!!

Micke///SE Big grin



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7802 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1525 times:

Going along these lines, does the cow or chicken know that it is speaking English, or Turkish, or French, or Swedish. And what would it think if somebody told they were????


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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1511 times:

I taught my cats Portuguese before my in-laws came to visit for the first time...I taught them phrases like "come here" in Portuguese so they would understand my in-laws. So if critters can understand different languages, surely they can speak them too.  Smile


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21803 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

In Japan:

dogs say "wan wan"
pigs say "boo boo"

Don't ask me why, but it's true.



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User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

Chilean spanish:

rooster: quiquiriquí...or cocorocó
turkey:never seen it
dog: guau!
cat: miau
bombs:pum! or bum!


probably cows and pigs are the most globalised mammals..they all sound like "moo" or "oink"


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