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Sounds All Around: A Guide to Onomatopoeias Around the World (Paperback)
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Did you know that in German, a pig doesn’t say oink, it says gruntz, and when you sneeze in Japanese it’s hakushon, not achoo? With vibrant comics and fun facts, Sounds All Around will teach you interesting and funny onomatopoeias from all over the world!
Words that imitate sounds are known as onomatopoeia, and they are a wonderfully strange and interesting part of language. After all, we all hear the same sounds, but we interpret and write them differently in different languages. Sounds All Around is a fun and funny illustrated guide to how people say many of these sounds all around the globe. Inside you’ll learn what a cat sounds like in French, what a yawn sounds like in Norwegian, what a bell sounds like in Hindi, and much, much more!
About the Author
Dr. James Chapman is an illustrator and writer who has always been interested in language. His webcomic series, Soundimals, which explored the sounds animals make in different languages around the world, inspired this book. He lives in Manchester, UK.