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[But first, a quick PSA: you've only got two days left to listen BBC Radio 4's half-hour program on fanfic. It actually verges on the scholarly, featuring authors China Mieville and Henry Jenkins and going all the way back to the Iliad and the Odyssey. "Stories are there to be played with, changed, made into our own. They always have been. And that's a good thing." Thanks to inamac for the link.]

Now, on to the Danish ducks! When I was in high school I joined the German Club, where I learned that in Germany dogs say "wau wau" and wolves say "knurrt." Here is a hilarious (and educational!) video about the sounds animals make in different languages; the pictures accompanying it are a riot, especially the ducks. And I totally agree with him about Hungarian doves :)



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lady_of_clunn
Dec. 2nd, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Hehe, a dog can also 'knurren' it simply means to growl rather than to bark.

I must say, I have never thought of wolves and growling or barking in German. The only thing they seem to do is howl (heulen).
delphipsmith
Dec. 2nd, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
I learned it as part of "Die drei kleinen Schweinchen" so the wolf was growling, "ich werde Ihr Haus nach unten zu blasen" (or something -- that came from babelfish, high school German was a looooooong time ago lol).
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