Wednesday, February 06, 2008

How good is your english? Animal sound verbs

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Well, I was writing my post Free Facial Recognition Software: LemonScreen, and I mentioned about a horse's sound, I could not figure out the proper verb, so I had to google a little. Guess what I came up with? A list of animal sound verbs. There were quite some verbs of sound in that list of which I am not sure were emitted by what type of animals, so I figure I could find out what I did not know and share it in my blog.

However, don't expect to get it easily. I want to play a game (watched Saw, anyone?). Below is a table of the verbs of sound on the first column and the second column will contain the animal type that makes that particular sound. You begin to think, where's the game? What's the catch in the table? The catch is the animal type text will be the same colour background as this site and it will seems to be invisible to your eyes. Now, I want you to try to guess the animal first, and if you can't, only then are you allowed to highlight the animal text to solve the puzzle. Sounds fun? (with pun deliberately intended!). One last tip before you jump right into it: at any instance, do not guess man, right, you may proceed then...

















































































































































































verb of sound
animal producing the sound
cuckoo
bird
crow
cock
grunt
pig
pipe
bird
drone
bee
cheep
bird
coo
bird
yap
dog
twitter
bird
caw
crow
neigh
horse
whinney
horse
honk
goose
growl
dog
hiss
snake
trumpet
elephant
bray
donkey
bleat
sheep
low
cattle
mew
cat
chirrup
bird
buzz
insect
bleat
calves
fink
chaffinch
bell
deer
click
dolphin
quack
duck
chant
falcon
dook
ferret
croak
frog
chirp
grasshopper
laugh
hyena
gibber
monkey
talk
parrot
gobble
turkey
ort
walrus
sing
whales
howl
wolves



Finished? Hope you are not bored by this task... Anyway, I also found a wonderful page listing the verbs of sounds made by animals in various languages (German, French, Russian, Spanish, etc.) at Derek Abbott's Animal Noise Page. Go read your heart's content out!Lastly, no discussions about animal sound will be complete without mentioning of the Old McDonald and his favorite classic song - "Old McDonald Had a Farm."

Come on now, don't be shy, let's sing together:
Old MacDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had some ducks,
E-I-E-I-O
With a quack, quack, here,
And a quack, quack, there,
Here a quack, there a quack,
Everywhere a quack, quack,
Old MacDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O
Yeah, very good! Keep on singing, I'm gonna pay Mr. Old McDonald a little visit. I will check on you guys later. You have 1 minute 30 seconds (awww, I have Saw tendency now, figure I should go to sleep). Hope you had fun here...
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3 comments:

mudin001 said...

I did not use digg/reddit, but I have rate this page in stumbleupon. Hope it help you! :)

Shanker Bakshi said...

Interesting post, i never thought this way, 5 of my guess out of ten were right, beleive me :-)

BobbyT said...

@mudin: thanks a lot!

@shanker: congratulations, most probably you have a much better command of english than me. Cheers :)

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