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Discussion in 'Writing Resources' started by skip.knox, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    Here's a somewhat exotic web site that's gone into my bookmarks list.

    Onomatopoeia Dictionary - Written Sound

    It's a catalog of onomatopoeia, very handy for things like words that describe animal sounds (which is how I found it). To accompany, of course, be sure to find a corresponding YouTube clip of the actual animal making the actual sound.

    #ILovetheInternet
     
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  2. Nimue

    Nimue Auror

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    As soon as I got to the five most common spellings of "argh", I knew this was going to be a great link.

    Edit: Oh my god, and then I got to "badonkadonk". It's an onomatopoeia
     
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  3. Reilith

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    As someone who has second to none experience with onomatopoeia in English, this will come in handy soon. Thank you!
     
  4. Tom

    Tom Istar

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    Onomatopoeia is one of my favorite linguistic phenomenons. I just think it's so funny that someone was like, "Hey, we don't have a name for this sound! But it's such a distinctive sound that we don't even have to think of a name for it--we can call it what it sounds like!" The creative genius of humanity at its best. (And I say that in all sincerity.)
     
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