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Devenios Doulenios
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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).

ἔρρωσθε ὑμίν,

Δεβένιος Δουλένιος
"τὴν ζωὴν καὶ τὸν θάνατον δέδωκα πρὸ προσώπου ὑμῶν τὴν εὐλογίαν καὶ τὴν κατάραν ἔκλεξαι τὴν ζωήν ἵνα ζῇς σὺ καὶ τὸ σπέρμα σου"-Dt. 30:19

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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

Δεβένιος
"τὴν ζωὴν καὶ τὸν θάνατον δέδωκα πρὸ προσώπου ὑμῶν τὴν εὐλογίαν καὶ τὴν κατάραν ἔκλεξαι τὴν ζωήν ἵνα ζῇς σὺ καὶ τὸ σπέρμα σου"-Dt. 30:19

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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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