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  1. Newbie
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    Linguistic game

    Hi everybody,
    I'd like to know from the English speaking natives what kind of suggestions, ideas or sensations bring out from the word/sound "Taaac!" or "Taaack!".
    In my country this sound is part of a gag from a famous '80 italian film. For my generation (in particular for those who live in the city of Milano) the sound "taaac!" has a particular meaning, but from you now I'd like to discover other potential meanings that depend from your own culture.

    I hope you'll help me playing this linguistic game or experiment. It is really important in order to enrich the multicultural meanings of a sound/word.

    Taaac!!!

    Mr. Conway.

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    #2

    Re: Linguistic game

    To be honest, neither suggests very much to me in terms of meaning. (British English speaker)

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    #3

    Re: Linguistic game

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    To be honest, neither suggests very much to me in terms of meaning. (British English speaker)
    Hi Tdol. Thank you for your answer.

    I know it has no meaning. What I'm asking you all is what this sound suggest to you. It's something honomatopoeic...

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    #4

    Re: Linguistic game

    That's what I meant- it doesn't suggest much to me as an onomatopoeia.

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    #5

    Re: Linguistic game

    I can't really associate anything with that particular sound, either. AmE speaker.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    #6

    Re: Linguistic game

    It might apply to every other noise a laid-back clock makes in the USA. []

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