Post No. 8291

Date uploaded in London – 5 July 2020   

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What is onomatopoeia?

Onomatopoeia means the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named.

In simple language ‘sound based words’ or words based on sounds.

We call the cuckoo bird on the basis of the sound made by the bird.

Indians call the row crow ‘KA KA’ (in both Sanskrit and Tamil) on the basis of its call ‘KA KA KA’.

But in Europe it makes CROW,  CROW, CROW sound and not ka ka ka sound! That is why English call it CROW.

In Tamil, the cocks/roosters make the sound KOKKARA KOKKARA KO…. repeatedly. But English or European cocks make the sound


Now the question is ‘Do they speak differently depending upon their geographical locations?’ ‘Are they influenced by the languages the humans speak in those locations?’

I believe the humans correlate the sounds with the sounds in their languages. The best example is how the English and the Greeks corrupted the names in India for 2000 years.

In my home state Tamil Nadu, a few famous towns are Thanjaavuur, Thuuththukkudi and Thirunelveli. The English corrupted  them as Tanjore, Tuticorin and Tinnelvely.

The land’s southernmost holy town Kanyaa  kumari became Cape Comorin. Thousands of Hindu names were corrupted like this. Invading Muslims were worse than the British invaders of India. They completely obliterated the Hindu names and corrupted them with Hydera, Ahmeda, Allaha etc retaining only the Sanskrit (Jan)apada.

In Asia all countries retained the Sanskrit’ Sthana’ in Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakastan etc.

In a way it is good. No one can destroy Sanskrit language in any part of the world at any time in history. The word Grama is in all English towns as Ham!’. Unlike other languages Sanskrit will live as long as human race survives on earth. All Tamil books Sanskrit words!

Greeks corrupted more Hindu names –

Orthora – Uraiyur

Pandionoi – Pandyas

Soretoi – Chozas or cholas

Modoura – Madurai

Dymirike – Dramila , Tamil

Tyndis – Tondi

Mouziris – Musiri

There is a very long list covering from Sri Lanka to Afghanistan!

(We must also remember how the colloquial expressions by local people change some names beyond recognition:

Aral Vay Mozi- Aramboli,

Airavatha Nallur – Aylaanur

Kumbakonam – Kumbonam

Thirupparay Thurai – Tirupplathurai etc )

Coming back to onomatopoeia ,

I have taught Tamil to Europeans for over 20 years at the University of London (SOAS). Tamil has a special letter La (Za) which is similar to a sound in Chinese and French.

In the first class I taught them the pronunciation of 12 vowels and 18 consonants.

Whenever I said Za (la) they got it as RR.

Fruit is Pazam (Palam) in Tamil. With very great difficulty they learnt  this  simple Tamil word after several days of practise and said paRRam!

This shows that they associate the sound with which  they are already familiar.

This proves one more thing-

Linguists are liars!

In English there is a famous Golden saying-

There are three kinds of LIES and they are

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics!

Now please change them to Lies, Linguistics and Statistics!

The reason is there are beautiful Sanskrit names Dasaratha, Pratardhana etc in Mitanni civilisation of 1400 BCE. But they wrote in their own way like the corruptive Greeks and English.

They wrote them as Tushratta, Pratartana etc. Then the half baked scholars said it may be the early form of Sanskrt etc.

Even today Malaysian, Sri Lankan and Mauritius Hindus corrupt Sanskrit words in this way just to suit the native languages. They write Damyanti as Tamayanti, Devi as Tevi.

One Tamil name got corrupted beyond recognition!

Marutha Muthu as Murdermuthu!!!

A murderer from birth!!!!!

So never trust a linguistic rascal.

Throughout the Vedic literature these rascals have done immense damage.

200 JOKES IN HINDU VEDAS!!!!!!!!!!

There are 200 animals, plants that are SYMBOLICALLY sacrificed in the Asvamedha Yajna including persons like doctors, carpenters, potters . These Vedic linguists don’t know majority of the terms. One will interpret ‘X’ word as a plant, another as an animal, another as a tree and another as a creature. In short, there are 200 jokes cracked by 100 scholars. I will give the long list in another article.

So linguists are not only LIARS but also  BLOODY JOKERS as well!

There is a bitch in the West and for her all Vedic literature talks about SEX, HOMO SEX , LESBIAN, INCEST and PERVERTED SEX. It reflects her family background.

Coming back to Linguistic liars,

The linguists are splitting their hair and dashing their heads on walls after hearing the dog sound (Barking) in many languages. They cant explain why men hear it differently in Poland and Holland, Canada and Grenada, Pakistan and Kazakhstan!!!

In Tamil all children are taught the dogs bark

WAL, WAL, WAL  or (LOL, LOL, LOL too)

In all Indian languages it makes different sounds!

Let me jump to my conclusion:

Never believe a linguist; each language is different. First study the culture and then interpret; foreigners who have translated Hindu Vedas and other scriptures have done immense damage to Hindus and India. Instead of writing a ‘southerner’ they wrote Dravidian with capital D by giving racial connotation; instead of writing noble, cultured, honourable they wrote Aryan with a capital A, giving racial connotation. That is why I call them half baked with a motive .

Now read about the Dog Linguistics!

Here are some  barks from different languages

  • English – woof, woof; ruff, ruff; arf, arf (large dogs and also the sound of sea lions); yap, yap; yip, yip (small dogs), bow wow
  • Afrikaans – blaf, blaf; woef, woef; keff, keff (small dogs)
  • Albanian – ham, ham
  • Arabic – hau, hau; how how (هو ,هو)
  • Armenian -haf, haf
  • Basque – au, au; txau, txau (small dogs); zaunk, zaunk (large dogs); jau, jau (old dogs)
  • Balinese – kong, kong
  • Bengali – gheu, gheu; bhao, bhao
  • Bulgarian – bau-bau (бау-бау); jaff, jaff (джаф-джаф)
  • Brazilian Portuguese – au au
  • Burmese – woke, woke
  • Catalan – bau, bau; bub, bub
  • Chinese, Cantonese – wow, wow (汪汪)
  • Chinese, Mandarin – wang, wang
  • Croatian – vau, vau
  • Czech – haf, haf; štěk (the bark itself)
  • Danish – vov, vuf
  • Dutch – waf, waf; woef, woef
  • Esperanto – boj, boj
  • Estonian – auh, auh
  • Finnish – hau, hau; vuh, vuh; rauf, rauf
  • French – waouh, waouh; ouahn, ouahn; vaf, vaf; wouf, wouf; wouaf, wouaf; jappe jappe
  • German – wuff, wuff; wau, wau; rawrau, rawrau
  • Greek – ghav, ghav (γαβ, γαβ)
  • Hebrew – hav, hav; hau, hau
  • Hindi – bow, bow
  • Hungarian – vau, vau
  • Icelandic – voff, voff
  • Indonesian – guk, guk
  • Irish – amh, amh
  • Italian – bau, bau
  • Japanese – wan-wan (ワンワン); kyan-kyan (キャンキャン)
  • Korean – meong, meong (멍멍, pronounced [mʌŋmʌŋ])
  • Latvian – vau, vau
  • Lithuanian – au, au
  • Macedonian – av, av
  • Malay – gong, gong (“menggonggong” means barking)
  • Marathi – bhu, bhu; bho, bho
  • Norwegian – voff, voff or boff
  • Persian – vogh, vogh
  • Polish – hau, hau
  • Portuguese – au, au; ão-ão (nasal diphthong); béu-béu (toddler language); cain-cain (whining)
  • Romanian – ham, ham; hau, hau
  • Russian – gav, gav (гав-гав); tyav, tyav (тяв-тяв, small dogs)
  • Serbian – av, av
  • Sinhala – සිංහල – buh, buh
  • Slovak – haf, haf; hau, hau
  • Slovene – hov, hov
  • Spanish – guau-guau; gua, gua; jau, jau
  • Swedish – voff, voff; vov, vov; bjäbb, bjäbb
  • Tagalog – aw, aw; baw, baw
  • Tamil – wal wal
  • Thai – โฮ่ง โฮ่ง (pronounced [hôŋhôŋ]); บ๊อก บ๊อก (pronounced [bɔ́kbɔ́k])
  • Turkish – hev hev; hav, hav
  • Ukrainian – гав, гав (hau, hau); дзяв, дзяв (dzyau, dzyau)
  • Urdu – bow bow
  • Vietnamese – gâu gâu; ẳng ẳng
  • Welsh – wff, wff


tags — linguists, liars, onomatopoeia, Dogs barking, Cocks, Greeks, , English, corrupted names, rooster