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Onomatopoeia: The sounds we make and how to spell them Posted by on Jun 24, 2014

I’ve written about onomatopoeia in the past, but focused mainly on animal and ‘thing’-related sounds. Today we are going to look at some of the sounds that humans make and how they are spelled. First of all take a look at this great infographic from Grammar.net and all the examples it has of onomatopoeia. (Remember…

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The Sounds That Animals Make in English Posted by on May 22, 2012

It is amazing how different people around the world hear the sounds of the same animals.  I always find this fascinating at least.  Since I have been talking about onomatopoeia in the last few posts I thought I would share with you the way the sounds of some different animals are heard and written…

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Noisy Animal Verbs (more onomatopoeia) Posted by on May 21, 2012

I introduced the topic of onomatopoeia yesterday with a number of “noisy verbs” found in English. Remember onomatopoeia is a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes.  Today I am going to focus on the verbs used to describe the sounds that animals make.  Keep in mind these…

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Onomatopoeia Posted by on May 20, 2012

This is a really fun word to say in English!  Click here and you should be connected to a link where you can hear how to pronounce this word correctly.  What does this funny word mean?  Onomatopoeia is the word we use to describe words that imitate or suggests the source of the sound that…

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