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onomatopeia in Russian

Posted: Oct 12th, 14, 19:45
by andriyana
hello :D
do you guys know onomatopeia in Russian?
onomatopeia is the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
for example: Хо-хо-хо-хо! (sounds of laugh in Russian), мяу-мяу (sound of cat) etc.

in this year in my collage, we have to write thesis and i have decided that i will write thesis about onomatopeia in Russian :) . but i have some problems. i can find the source to get examples of onomatopeia in Russian, but the problem is the theory of onomatopeia in Russian is little. :?
perhaps, does anyone know some links or books that talking about onomatopeia in Russian? :) thanks in advance :)

Re: onomatopeia in Russian

Posted: Oct 14th, 14, 23:06
by GregoryR
Hello from Russia!
You can also use:
1. Хрю-Хрю (khru-khru) it sounds like a pig voice.
2. Гав-Гав (gav-gav) sounds like a dog bark.

By the way, onomatopoeia is not widely spread in Russian language.

P.S. The word "onomatopoeia" is very special and not used in spoken language.