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    Onomatopoeia help

    Hi, everyone, I hope this is the right place for this thread. I'll go straight to the point: what would you call a sound made by a huge bag full of stuff dragged around slowly? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Onomatopoeia help

    Quote Originally Posted by Anewguest View Post
    Hi everyone, I hope this is the right place for this thread. I'll go get straight to the point. how What would you call the sound made by a huge bag full of stuff dragged around slowly? Thanks in advance.
    Honestly, I can't think of one word for that very specific description! Is there a specific word for it in Lithuanian?

    I would probably say it makes a "heavy dragging sound".

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    Re: Onomatopoeia help

    Yes, there is. And I gues the English language has one too. The closest one that I've found is "swoosh". But I'm not sure about it because some dictionaries say "it's the sound produced by a sudden rush of air or liquid" or "it's rustling-like sound". "Rustling" would be ok with leaves I guess.

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    Re: Onomatopoeia help

    Quote Originally Posted by Anewguest View Post
    Yes, there is. And I gues the English language has one too. The closest one that I've found is "swoosh". But I'm not sure about it because some dictionaries say "it's the sound produced by a sudden rush of air or liquid" or "it's rustling-like sound". "Rustling" would be ok with leaves I guess.
    Neither "swoosh" nor "rustle" work for me in this situation. I'm still thinking!

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    Re: Onomatopoeia help

    Ok, let's forget the bag for a second. :) How about the sound for anything heavy dragged around? (if it makes any difference)

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    Re: Onomatopoeia help

    The sound is produced from the item scraping along the surface, so maybe scraping, but really, I'm with ems... the sound of something heavy being dragged is probably how I'd say it!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    No, "scrapping" doesn't fit. All righty, what do you call the sound you get when rubbing clothes, say with a hand?

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    You're asking fascinating questions. I don't know words for these sounds. I hope someone with more imagination comes along with good answers.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Onomatopoeia help

    What's in the bag?

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    Re: Onomatopoeia help

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What's in the bag?
    How's this relevant to the sound? Random objects making the bag too heavy to lift and carry.

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