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Animal sounds in Turkish
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30.       Abla
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 26 Apr 2013 Fri 06:18 pm

Great. Thanks tunci, ahmet_a1b2 and AlphaF. A nice group of voice verbs we have here now.


But it is still difficult for me to believe that a cock can sing.


I got an idea. The metaphorical use of animal sounds (with a human subject) gives us a great freedom of expression. (Just don´t forget diye):


                          ...diye homurdandı (I have heard this many times.)

                          ...diye kişnedi

                          ...diye uludu




Edited (4/26/2013) by Abla

31.       ikicihan
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 26 Apr 2013 Fri 07:06 pm


Quoting Abla

                          ...diye homurdandı (I have heard this many times.) 


homurdan-mak used for humans and have a spesific meaning.

imagine someone gets angry or heard something he/she doesnt like and saying something to himself/herself, most probably bad things, not always swearing but complaining angrily, but the most important of all, listener cannot understand what he/she says. so from the listener´s point of view he/she definetly "homurdanıyor." actually "homurdanan kişi" doesnt really want the listeners to understand him/her because they dont want to argue with the listener´s, too. But they need to express their unwillingness and anger by "homurdanmak". Also homurdanmak makes the listener a bit angry too. and i think this is on purpose by the "homurdanan kişi" in order to punish him indirectly...

32.       AlphaF
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 29 Apr 2013 Mon 09:20 am

Ayılar homurdanır.....insanlardan anlaşılmaz sesler çıkartanlar ayılara benzetildiği için homurdandıkları söylenir.

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