Monday, July 14, 2008

Here a "meuh," there a "meuh," everywhere a "meuh meuh"

The part of Saturday’s post about the noises that pigs make reminded me of the time last year when my French grammar professor, having gone off on a considerable tangent, taught my class the onomatopoeic words for sounds that French farm animals make.  A little Googling turned up this very useful list of animal sounds in various languages.  My favorite French ones, in increasing order of how amusing I find them, are below.  Happy Bastille Day.

Cow:  meuh”

Chicken:  cotcotcodet”

Rooster:  cocorico”

Chick:  piou piou”

Turkey:  glou glou”

Duck:  coin coin”

Pig:  groin groin”

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