Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A list of animal/birds/insect/nature sounds

This morning when our dogs namely Pogo (German shepherd) and poly (Dachshund) were barking at the postman, something struck my mind. Starting with the barking of dogs, I could recall certain way of typically tanii words to describe sounds that are found in our surrounding.When I started with this topic, i took it very lightly and simply thought that I could complete with great easebut, I swear it wasn't that easy! For instant,I failed to recall certain sound like of Taru (mosquito) and patii (tiger). Following are the sounds in tanii:-
Sl. No.
Animal/Bird/Insect
Sound
Verb
Usage
1
Aki (Dog)
Kaau / kai (cry)
Pi
Byago si aki kaau-kaau la pila do/pido
2
Alyi (Pig)
Uye
gyu
Nekang si alyi uye-uye gyula do
3
Ami (Cat)
Meao
Be
Ami atu(puppy) si meao-meao la bela do
4
Kubu(Rat)
Chui
adu
5
Ngyii (fish)
Suyin /shok
chi
Kiiley si ngyii shok-shok dado chila da
6
Pachu/paro (Chicks- cheep &Chickens -cluck
Piyo /Peyo
pi
Pachu atu si piyo pikang la da
7
Paro Ronii (Hen)
Piida
adu
Inka paro si piida –piida la adu hasu dobye pe ha?
8
Patii (Tiger)
9
Paro Rofpo (Cock)
Cock
Kho
Lengo si Paro rofpo ako khola da/khodo
10
Piita(birds)
Chi-cha
adu
Aro konchi lyiku ho piita atan si chi-cha adu du.
11
Sii (Cow)/ Sibu (Mithun)
Ooma
gyu
Bije si siibu ako ooma la adu la do.
12
Siibi (Monkey)
Keyun
ben
Sanii ayo si siibi atan si keyun-keyun la bendo.
13
Siibin(Goat)
Mehen-mehen
adu
Ude byakan si siibin ako mehen-mehen adudo!
14
Tabu (Snake)
Rushu
lyi
Sansu ho tabu sohe rushu-rushu dado lyine
15
Tami (Fly)
Tshe
go
Yoh pater mi tami tshe-tshe dado gokiir biido (‘
‘go’as because fly makes sounds only while flying)
16
Taru (Mosquito)
go
17
Tayang (wasp)
Yang
go
Apu arun ho tayang pyare yang-yang gola da
18
Tatii (Frog)
cro
Kho
Aji is tatii cro-cro khodo
Sounds of Nature
19
Alyi (Wind)
Hooyin/bhoor
He
Myoko uyi aku la padu alyi bhoor-bhoor hedo
20
Dolya (Lightning)
Byok (not exactly sound,its about lightning)
Byo
Yapung genkiile Dolya byok-byok byodo
21
Miido (Rain)
Byor
Hu
Ago si miido byor-byor dado hula do
22
Yapung Geniin (Thundering)
Durun
Gen
Yapun durun-durun genkiile, iinga si khegiido!
23
Yamu (Fire)
Bhook/ Byok
Ya/ti
More si yamu bhook-bhook yala do
24
Yasi-tuniin(flooding at river)
Dulu (not sure about the sound)
tu
Kiiley si dulu-dulu yasi tula doye
chambiyo (Flash Flood)
Dulu
ha
Siyo ayo so dulu-dulu dado chambiyo harne
25
Myobyu huniin (Earthquake)
Riifpii
Hu
Myobyu huli ho tanii ude hii riifpii-riifpi la adu du (here riifpii is for that sound produced by tanii ude during earthquake and it indicates that it is being generated by the action of earthquake)

one can refer to this link for more sounds made by animal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_sounds


To conclude this article, I would like to request all tanii readers to contibute more sounds in tanii and also to correct my mistakes, if any.

3 comments:

Kanno said...

Good collection. However, chi (fish), lyi (snake), go (fly, etc) indicate movement rather than sound.

NPR said...

@Aku Kanno,
Thanks!
I agree with your comment. chi (fish), lyi (snake), go (fly) are not exactly sounds, but whenever we think of the said organisms e.g. Snake (Tabu)..rushu-rushu dado lyine (here, as per my understand rushu-rushu is the sound produced during movement of snake in TANII). So per, I have never came across the exact word in TANII for hissing of the snake. Nunu ami-abang atan si eche luko nyado koda aya kendo cho!

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