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Old 09-12-2019, 05:32 AM   #4
Huinesoron
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Originally Posted by Mithalwen View Post
Cat , bear and lion seem to be a bit onamatopoeic too but then my Elvish pronounciation is so bad that I still read Sirdan and Seleborn even if I know to say Kirdan and Keleborn. And one version of cat is virtually mog
There's also sheep, which in Primitive Quendian can be named by either of the noises they make: 'meeeeh, meeeeh' or '(m)baaaa'. A dove is a 'Kukūwā' - 'coo, coo'.

But my absolute favourite onomatopoeia is the very old Qenya word for duck: 'Q'. It's so short, so simple, so beautiful... ^_^

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