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Animal Sounds Vocabulary List?

Post by Devenios Doulenios » October 7th, 2011, 8:21 pm

χαίρετε, πᾶσιν οἱ κοινονοί!

Do any of you who teach Greek communicatively, or who are self-learners using that approach, know of any ancient sources for animal sounds/noises vocabulary? I seem to recall that there are a few Biblical passages that mention a lion roaring, dog barking, etc. (although I don't remember where they are), Surely there are also other ancient sources for these and other animal sounds.
Ideas would be appreciated. Especially if anybody has some ready-made lists (preferably with ancient sources credited).

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Re: Animal Sounds Vocabulary List?

Post by Nigel Chapman » October 7th, 2011, 9:12 pm

I don't teach Greek, but some thoughts if they're helpful:

The following link has modern Greek onomatopoeia; good to see that _brekekekex_ from Aristophanes _The Frogs_ is still current. Perhaps you could try searching LSJ for the modern terms and finding examples that way?

- http://www.eleceng.adelaide.edu.au/Pers ... nimal.html

Just making a quick check, searching for 'imitate' shows:

- βρεκεκεκέξ to imitate frogs croaking
- γοῖ to imitate pigs grunting

Also...

- τήνελλα to imitate the twang iof a guitar string (!)
- καναχή the ring of clash of metal (Soph.)

I have LSJ ripped into a MySQL database, which makes this simple to perform. There's probably something searchable online that would give you these results and more.
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Re: Animal Sounds Vocabulary List?

Post by Devenios Doulenios » October 7th, 2011, 10:33 pm

ευγε, Nigel!

ευχαριστω σοι, ω φιλε! :D

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Re: Animal Sounds Vocabulary List?

Post by Ederi » November 21st, 2011, 12:43 am

That's such an interesting peace of vocabulary -- animal sounds) I haven't yet considered learning them in Greek, but I got really interested after reading this. I liked the sounds mentioned here, especially the frog's and the pig's) They sound very natural) Gonna search for more :) Thanks!
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Re: Animal Sounds Vocabulary List?

Post by Shirley Rollinson » November 22nd, 2011, 7:35 pm

Maybe not the sound, but the verb for making the sound : βoαω
If you've heard a calf who's separated from his mother, that's exactly what he says.
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Re: Animal Sounds Vocabulary List?

Post by Nigel Chapman » December 26th, 2011, 3:39 am

Further to this vital subject, a blog post at Laudator Temporis Acti...

http://laudatortemporisacti.blogspot.co ... ounds.html

Which offers:
  • βᾶΰζω (to cry bau bau, to bark, cf. Latin baubor)
  • βῆβῆ (the cry of sheep) *
  • γρῦ (the sound a pig makes, cf. Latin grunnio)
* The blog gives βῆ, LSJ gives βῆβῆ.
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Re: Animal Sounds Vocabulary List?

Post by Louis L Sorenson » December 27th, 2011, 8:53 am

μωκ-άομαι, (μῶκος

A mimic, and so, ridicule, Ael.NA1.29, Alciphr. 1.33, 3.27: abs., μωκώμενος in jest, opp. πεποιθώς, Epicur.Ep.3p.62U., cf. Phld.Vit.p.38 J.; μωκωμένη διάλεκτος Agatharch.21; προσφορὰ μεμωκημένη (v.l. μεμωμ-) offering made in mockery, LXX Si.31 (34).18:—Pass., ib.Je.28(51).18.—Act. only in Cyr. (Said to be formed from the sound made by a camel, κάμηλος μωκᾶται Anon. de voc.animal. in Stud.Ital.1.93; = mugio, Gloss.)

μῶκος , ὁ,
A. mockery, Anon. ap. Ath.5.187a, Simp.in Epict.p.58 D.(pl.); cj. in Epich.148.
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