Wednesday, July 7, 2010

June 24th 2010

Snap! Crackle! Pop!
Familiar words thanks to breakfast food.
But our language is full of words that do the same thing -
make the sounds of the things they represent.
I suspect that English is richer than any other language
in onomatopoeia. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I'll bet you could think of a hundred examples in a few minutes
Here goes...

Crash, Bang, Thump, Screech, Wail, Boom, Crack,
Slosh, Slap, Thud, Trickle, Splat, Spit, Spatter, Swish, Rustle,
Rip, Tear, Roar, Thunder, Crackle, Cackle, Moan, Rattle,
Drip, Crunch, Munch, Cough, Sigh, Hum, Hiss, Howl,
Chirp, Tweet, Bark, Miaow, Moo, Baa, Caw...

Well, that's quite enough from me...
But I'm sure you could think of lots of others
English is a rather difficult language to learn
- spelling, pronunciation, grammar -
(unless you are very young)
but at least it's easy to say how things sound...

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