Onomatopoeias are words that imitate or recreate a specific sound or visual effect like “zigzag”. They’re very expressive words, which is why comics have always used them, due to their reduced size that communicates feelings, emotions and ideas wonderfully.
At The Kings of the House we have a very explosive polo shirt: Boom! Always charged with energy to keep up with the kings of the house. Not like poor Wile E. Coyote, who never managed to get going.
As we’ve already mentioned, onomatopoeias we’re almost exclusively used in comics until they jumped on to the big screen thanks to a TV show that revolutionised the medium: Batman and Robin.
The universe of onomatopoeias is so rich, that we can find it in almost any aspect of our day to day life.
One of the most interesting onomatopoeias are animal sounds, like the one that our friend the sheep makes. Do you know how this onomatopoeia’s spelt out in other languages? We show you:
baa (english) – bee (spanish) -メェー mee (japanese) – bê (french) – mäh (german)
And lastly, we leave you a very interesting link for you to hear the different sounds and so that you can have a great time with your little kings:
Onomatopoeias - Polo Shirt: The Kings of the House - TNT © Warner Entertainment Company - Robin & Video Batman & Robin 1966 - Plasters & Headband (Janine Basil Etsy) - Wikipedia - Sheep Photograph
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