Animal Noises!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Rambo Chick, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Rambo Chick

    Rambo Chick Member

    Does anyone know how to write the noise an elephant makes?

    eg dogs goes 'woof', cats go 'miaow' pigs go 'oink' etc! :biggrin:

    But what about an elephant?
  2. Alan MacRae

    Alan MacRae Member

    An elephant "trumpets" but I have no idea how you would write the sound... PARP! maybe
  3. Rambo Chick

    Rambo Chick Member

  4. Alan MacRae

    Alan MacRae Member

    Glad to help :)

    "baraag" ?? what kind of sound is that? I've heard many elephants make noises (zoos, safari parks, not for real) and none of them ever said "baraag"
  5. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Maybe you saw an Indian elephant? African elephants are fluent in Baraag.
  6. Rambo Chick

    Rambo Chick Member

    well my french kiddies are now going to be fluent in african elephant baraag! Im using the 'sound' in my lessons tomorrow! :biggrin:
  7. Pops2501

    Pops2501 Active Member

    Don't they go "Harummpphh!" or is that only in my dreams(?)
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I thought that was "heffalumps" ;) :) :oops:
  9. Pops2501

    Pops2501 Active Member

    Could be - think they are distantly related...! ;)
  10. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Hippopotamuses go "Huuuuuuuuuugh"
    So says Terry Pratchett anyway...
  11. Pops2501

    Pops2501 Active Member

    That's not my Cow
  12. Sopfonix

    Sopfonix Member

    Animal Noises

    If you hold a piece of paper over the end of your flugel/trumpet/cornet bell, flutter tongue really loudly through your instrument at the same time it makes a great elephant sound, or what I think an elephant sounds like.
    You can also blow through your instrument, have all three valves halfway down and it sounds a bit like a humpback whale.
  13. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    How and why exactly did you discover this?!
  14. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Hey, it's useful ;)
  15. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Yeah, the well-known test piece "Divertimento for Brass Band with Humpbacked Whales":tongue:
  16. llewellynd

    llewellynd Member

    Only when they fall out of trees. :biggrin:
  17. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Camels go humph according to Kipling ( Rudyard NOT Mr ).

    I do a good line in Chicken though my horse whinney is slightly constipated. :D

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