yeah, right webster
you know the sounds things make?
well, when you write that down, youve got yourself some onomatopeia.
heres some examples:
originator english swedish japanese
cat meow - nya-
dog woof vuuv wan wan
cow moo - mo-
sheep baa - me-
bird chirp peep chun chun
horse neigh gneiga hihin
mouse squeak peep chu- chu-
rooster cock a doodle doo cook a li koo kokekokko-
pig oink nerf bu-
heart beat da da bom bom doki doki
scissors snip snip hrr hrr choki choki
please feel free to add more .....
*the "-" for sweden indicates that the sound is the same as in english
*the "-" in japanese indicates a drawn out sound
please also note that the spelling of the non-english words is incorrect, but should give a fair indication of how to make the actual sounds.