Bzzzpeek has been sitting in my “post maybe” folder for a long time. So I am obviously
scraping the bottom of the barrel in a desperate attempt to post something giving long overdue recognition to an interesting site. [Honestly, I thought I had posted about this site, but I don't see it in my archives.]
What sound does a dog make? Or a cow? Or a train?
Onomatopoeia – The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to. [As defined on Answers.com.]
Does the sound a dog makes sound different if you speak French or Spanish or Croatian? Is it different in British English compared to American English? You betcha! [But not as different as English and Croatian, as you might expect.]
a collection of ‘onomatopoeia’ from around the world using sound recordings from native speakers imitating the sounds of mainly animals and vehicles.
This project focuses on the pronunciation and comparison of these sounds by presenting them side by side as each language expresses them differently.
Twenty-nine animal and vehicle sounds are available in up to twenty languages. [There are some holes in the matrix.]
I don’t know whether Rosetta Stone includes onomatopoeia. On the other hand, “Woof” doesn’t seem to come up often in casual conversation in any language….