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"Rhaa" - Sound Effects In Your Language.

Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:42 pm

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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RE: "Rhaa" - Sound Effects In Your Language.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:37 am

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...
 
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RE: "Rhaa" - Sound Effects In Your Language.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:41 am

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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RE: "Rhaa" - Sound Effects In Your Language.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:29 am

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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RE: "Rhaa" - Sound Effects In Your Language.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:32 am

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).
 
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RE: "Rhaa" - Sound Effects In Your Language.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:47 am

Swedish:

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

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RE: "Rhaa" - Sound Effects In Your Language.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:55 am

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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RE: "Rhaa" - Sound Effects In Your Language.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:01 am

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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RE: "Rhaa" - Sound Effects In Your Language.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:31 am

In Japan:

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

Don't ask me why, but it's true.
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RE: "Rhaa" - Sound Effects In Your Language.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:45 am

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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