On Tue, 27 Feb 2001 13:10:54 +0100, daniel andreasson
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>Hey all.
>In my linguistics course "The Languages of Europe", we've
>got an assignment to do a typological study. Me and my class
>mate decided to do a study on onomatopoetic animal sounds.
>So now we're looking for informants/consultants. I've asked
>you guys before, and some of you could help me. I hope there
>are some who can help me out again. Plus, it's fun! :)

Uh, if you're studying _animal_ sounds, wouldn't the informants have to
be the _animals_? I know there are probably some "animals" on this list
but ....

>What we need is the sound that the animal makes and the
>verb connected to the sound of the animal. For example:
>"The dog BARKS. It goes BOW-WOW."

Oh, I see! What you're asking for is what people speaking different
_human_ languages say the animals make. Never mind!


>We have a lame theory that might explain why sometimes the
>verb and the sound match and sometimes don't.
>So what we need is people who know what nine common farm
>animals say in European languages. Examples of languages we
>need are English, Basque, Georgian, Albanian, Italian, Czech,
>Romanian, Polish, Russian, Welsh, Gaelic, etc. Well, you get
>the idea. Any European language is of interest. Oh, we need
>this info in Chinese too. It's for a class-internal joke. :)
>If you want to be a consultant, please reply to me personally
>at: [log in to unmask]
>Thanks a million in advance. I'll post a summary of our results
>if there is any interest.
>ObConlang: Feel free to make a translation exercise of this. :)
>Leajaidh seivza mis donn ullujei eilo.
>May your sheep always be wooly.
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