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Animal Sounds Vocabulary List?

Postby persequor » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:26 am

χαίρετε, πᾶσιν οἱ κοινονοί!

Do any of you who teach Greek communicatively, or who are self-learners using that approach, know of any ancient sources for animal sounds/noises vocabulary? I seem to recall that there are a few Biblical passages that mention a lion roaring, dog barking, etc. (although I don't remember where they are), Surely there are also other ancient sources for these and other animal sounds.
Ideas would be appreciated. Especially if anybody has some ready-made lists (preferably with ancient sources credited).

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Carpe diem!--¡Aprovecha el día presente!--Seize the day!
---Poēta Rōmānus Horātius, Carmina (Odes), a.C. XXIII/DCCXXXI A.U.C.
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Re: Animal Sounds Vocabulary List?

Postby Craig_Thomas » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:54 pm

Immediately to mind come the βρεκεκεκὲξ κοὰξ κοάξ of the frogs in Aristophanes' The Frogs (l. 210) and the various chirpings throughout his The Birds (here's but one small section), though I couldn't tell you whether these are actually the Greek equivalents of "ribbit" and "tweet-tweet" or just the poet's fancies.
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