Though we may not all be familiar with the word, we are all familiar with what onomatopoeia is. Deriving from Greek, onomatopoeia translates roughly to “name I make”. Specifically, it
When you listen to the sound a cow makes, it doesn’t really sound like the word “moo”, but
Let’s look at how different cultures represent the phone ring :
But in Afrikaans, they say “trieng trieng”.
In Turkish, they say “zir zir”.
And in Czech,
Or how about we look at the sound for biting into a piece of
In English, we say “chomp” or “munch”.
In Japanese, they say “musha-musha” (ムシャムシャ).
In English, we say “drip drop”.
In Finish, they say “tip tip”.
And in Romanian, they say “pic pic”.
Find a full list of interesting comparisons for onomatopoeias here. Due to the