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city_boycity_boy Posts: 1,616
edited September 2014 in The bottom bracket
Ding ding.....
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  • Flip flop*


    But if you lose one you only ever have a flip
    All the gear, but no idea...
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,363
    In Kiswahili there are some wonderful onomatopoeic words like:

    Tinga tinga - generator (from the days of Lister Diesel genny's)
    Piki piki - moped
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    crash
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Extreme onomatopoeia using letters rather than complete words, Sir Alfred Tennyson's poem uses m and n sounds to produce the idea of murmuring insects:

    ... the moan of doves in immemorial elms,
    And murmuring of innumerable bees.
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  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    And more from the great man, giving a feeling of power by his use of words

    The Eagle

    He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
    Close to the sun in lonely lands,
    Ring'd with the azure world, he stands.

    The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
    He watches from his mountain walls,
    And like a thunderbolt he falls.

    A bit highbrow for the usual BB crew innit?
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    See your Tennyson and raise you a haiku from the great Basho Matsuo

    An old silent pond...

    A frog jumps into the pond,

    splash! Silence again.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,363
    I had a flea,
    It jumped.
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  • city_boycity_boy Posts: 1,616
    Boing!
    Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,363
    Woof!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
    Tick tock
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,363
    Drip
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 2,007
    Ping Pong
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  • MichaelWMichaelW Posts: 2,164
    Cross-linguistic onomatopoeias

    Dog barking

    In Albanian, ham ham
    In Arabic, haw haw, hab hab
    In Armenian, "հաւ հաւ," hav hav
    In Batak, kung-kung
    In Bengali: gheu gheu ঘেউ ঘেউ, bheu bheu ভেউ ভেউ, bhou bhou ভউ ভউ
    In Brazilian portuguese: au au
    In Bulgarian, bow bow бау бау, djaff djaff джаф джаф
    In Catalan, bup bup
    In Chinese, Cantonese, wōu-wōu 㕵㕵
    In Chinese, Mandarin, wāng wāng 汪汪[zho 14]
    In Czech, haf haf
    In Danish, vuf vuf, vov vov, bjæf bjæf
    In Dutch, waf waf, woef woef
    In English, woof, arf, bow wow, ruff
    In Estonian, auh auh
    In Finnish hau hau, vuh vuh
    In French, ouah ouah, ouaf ouaf, wouf wouf
    In German, wau wau, waff waff, wuff wuff
    In Greek, ghav ghav γαβ γαβ, woof
    In Hebrew, hav hav הַב־הַב,[heb 4] haw haw הַאוּ־הַאוּ[heb 4]
    In Hindi, bho bho भो भो
    In Hungarian vau vau
    In Icelandic, voff voff
    In Indonesian, guk guk
    In Italian, bau bau
    In Japanese, ワンワン (wan wan)
    In Kannada, bow bow
    In Korean, meong meong 멍멍
    In Latgalian, vau vau
    In Latvian, vau
    In Lithuanian, au au
    In Macedonian, av av ав ав, dzhav dzhav џав џав
    In Malayalam, bau bau
    In Marathi, bhuu bhuu भू भू
    In Norwegian voff voff, vov vov
    In Persian, vāq vāq واق واق, hāf-hāf هاف هاف
    In Polish, hau hau
    In Portuguese, au au, ão ão, béu béu
    In Romanian, ham ham
    In Russian, gav gav (гав-гав), tyaf tyaf тяф-тяф
    In Sinhalese, buh buh බුඃ බුඃ
    In Slovene, hov hov
    In Spanish, guau guau
    In Swedish, vov vov, voff voff
    In Tagalog, aw aw
    In Tamil, vovw-vovw லொள் லொள், loll-loll, vazh vazh
    In Telugu, bau bau
    In Thai, โฮ่ง ๆ (hong hong), บ๊อก ๆ (bok bok)
    In Turkish, hav hav
    In Uropi, waw waw
    In Vietnamese, gâu gâu, sủa sủa
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    I think in china it is wăncān :D


    disclaimer: This is not a racist comment as China is one of the ten countries that eat dogs
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  • pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
    Buzzz
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,865
    Slither
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  • pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
    shush
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Palendromic onomatopoeia - poop
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  • city_boycity_boy Posts: 1,616
    team47b wrote:
    Palendromic onomatopoeia - poop

    Toot toot.....
    Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,363
    City Boy wrote:
    team47b wrote:
    Palendromic onomatopoeia - poop

    Toot toot.....

    As above:
    Pop!

    (or 'Bap'; according to my 2 year old, this is the sound of a balloon popping.)
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,379
    Schlock schlock
    Fap fap
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,903
    Not as highbrow as Mikey or 47b but

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  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 2,007
    Ed Balls
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  • city_boycity_boy Posts: 1,616
    laurentian wrote:
    Ed Balls

    Whoooosh.......! :shock:
    Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    City Boy wrote:
    laurentian wrote:
    Ed Balls

    Whoooosh.......! :shock:

    I appreciated the literary lateral onomatopoeia variant implicit in in your 'ed balls' :D
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  • Tick tock
    Why not "tock tick"? Or "flopflip"??

    I think that in all these sorts of couplets the syllable with the "i" sound comes before the one with the "o" sound. Same in phrases such as "wishy-washy" or "tip-top".

    Virtual prize if anyone can come up with a counter example. I might give them a Platonic Kitkat.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,363
    Mish mash.

    You're right BT.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • See-saw.

    Even donkeys get in on the act. Hee-haw.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    And police cars. Nee-Naw.
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