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Re: noise (n)


After you record this message I think you should give us all your phone number so
we can call and hear it. ;)


Steven Boozer wrote:

> : ja' Edy:
> : >    I'm leaving a msg in the telephone voice-mailing but
> : > I trying to find a word for sound/noise.   [*noise* DaQoyDI' yIjatlh]
> Qermaq:
> : I have no idea about "flavor", but what about <chuSwI'> - this works in your
> : sentence above, <chuSwI' DaQoyDI' yIjatlh>.
> Possibly, "thing that is noisy" - though to me, I would first think of a
> device
> rather than the sound itself, but both work in the sentence.  HurghwI' has
> used
> *{chuSwI'} on this list to mean a "speaker (device)", such as the ones
> installed in your desktop PC.  I suppose *{chuSwI'} could also refer to a
> person:
>  pa' chuSwI'vetlh'e' ghaH 'Iv?
>  Just who is that loud-mouth over there?
> ghunchu'wI':
> : Get more specific.  Is the sound you're talking about a "beep"?  That
> : seems like {QoQ} "musical sound" could apply.
> Much better - a "tone" as it were:
>  QoQ DaQoyDI' yIjatlh!
>  Speak when you hear (the sound of) the tone!
>  QoQ DaQoyDI' QIn yIqon!
>  Record a message when you hear (the sound of) the tone!
> Perhaps combining the two:
>  QoQ chuSDI' yIjatlh!
>  When the tone sounds, speak!
> Hmm, no... I like the first one better.
> --
> Voragh
> Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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