Compiling Latin animal sounds

By Hadassah Branch, in 'General Latin Chat (English)', Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Hadassah Branch Member

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    Learning many languages, I find it very interesting to know the words to animal sounds. If you guys know any or pass by some while reading, post it on here!

    My dad tells me two: crocitat and rancat (but doesn't tell to which animals these sounds belong to).

    Feel free to add as much as you can (and to those who know the answer to the two above, please divulge it to us.) :clapping::chicken:
  2. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    Cygnea, Gena
    Awwww ... last summer I saw an 18th century text book that covered just that ... I can't remember what it was. Give me a few days, maybe I'll find out.
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  3. Hadassah Branch Member

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    I found that crociat is to "croak (as in a raven)". Not sure what the other one is for though.
  4. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    I like coaxo for frogs croaking. ranco is apparently the sound of a tiger but it's rare.

    mugio, latro, balo are others
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  5. Hadassah Branch Member

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    What do those mean?
  6. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    Here is a good dictionary to look them up in.
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  7. Cinefactus Censor

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    grunnio, boo, fremo, rugio, unco, strideo
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  8. Matthaeus Vemortuicida strenuus

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    ululo
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  9. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    that's also a human sound
  10. Matthaeus Vemortuicida strenuus

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    yep, I know :D but L&S cites as dogs ululating.
  11. Ronolio New Member

    Virgil uses it for dogs (Aen 6.257) and wolves (Georgics 1.486) and Ovid uses it for wolves (Met. 15.797).
  12. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    Cygnea, Gena
    I found a copy from an old book by Comenius ... I will scan it tomorrow.
  13. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    I have this copy from a book by Comenius that I attached as a pdf file. He tried to teach Latin in a sort of self-sufficient way, I think, and in this chapter, he tries to introduce the alphabet on the basis of animal sounds.
    There's some German in there, but as I said, the Latin is more or less self-sufficient.

    In the top middle/right I punched a hole into one of the words. It says "feles (cattus)"

    Attached Files:

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  14. Adrian Civis Illustris

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    Bitmap , this is excerpt from Orbis Sensualium Pictus , right?
  15. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    Could be ... I can't tell you exactly. I have this sheet and 2 others, that's all.

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