"It sounds dull to me," Dulce said, and stood.
When I paused to lean on my hoe, these sounds and sights I heard and saw anywhere in the row, a part of the inexhaustible entertainment which the country offers.
This sounds like good news to me.
No other sounds stirred but that of her boots over concrete.
Sounds like a good job for a woman, doesn't it?
She couldn't make out what was in the garden, but she heard the sounds of fountains and saw the dark green blur of a forest in the distance.
It sounds like you've got enough on your plate... except food, he added.
Your voice sounds strange.
It's just that it sounds so right.
"This sounds like a favor," Gabriel said with a frown.
That sounds like your kind of logic - always thinking of the other person first.
"Sounds great," he said.
His footsteps made no sounds, and the infected humans staggering through the streets walked through him.
I know this sounds awful to a lot of people.
This was followed by two whistling sounds of canister shot, one after another.
Warning that Boston woman sounds prudent, though I'm not sure she has a clue to finding the so-called Psychic tipster.
There were no sounds, no movement but theirs.
It sounds like a fairytale.
Her room was made of black stone and quiet with no sounds except the crackle of fire.
It sounds as if your marriage was very happy.
The sky had grown darker again and the wind made queer sobbing sounds as it swept over the valley.
If this sounds absurd, at present it is—but in the future, the price of technologies to do this will fall to nearly zero.
It's just sounds so common.
He sounds like he's from Russia.
"The theater stuff sounds cool," Pumpkin said.
It seemed to me that I never had heard the town-clock strike before, nor the evening sounds of the village; for we slept with the windows open, which were inside the grating.
It sounds like he's a respectable person who likes to keep to his self.
She sounds like a Watcher.
A thousand dollars sounds fair, don't you think?
The Keene State College sounds cool too.
The actual tip sounds like someone is reading it and it's always worded in the same format.
It sounds like I might be able to work something out.
The night is filled with sounds.
I know it sounds all futuristic and expensive now, but what if this technology falls to just a few dollars per acre?
He's planning something big for the weekend, and it sounds like his pop will be in town for it.
Sounds like a favor to me.
That sounds like her fever finally broke.
As for Luke the Fluke, he sounds like John Luke Grasso to a tee and a prime suspect for killing my friend's sister.
Thanks to Jenner, Nelmes, Blossom, and Phipps (which sounds like a rather odd law firm), today we have the word "vaccine."
Yes, I know this sounds like one of those bad infomercials.
One day some gentlemen called on my mother, and I felt the shutting of the front door and other sounds that indicated their arrival.
No, but there were sounds.
Visions slammed into her, each one as vivid as the next, the sights, smells, sounds.
"That sounds like a preferred outcome to me!" she snapped.
No sounds came from the living area.
"It sounds as if you were very fortunate in your choice of a husband," Dean said honestly, but he noted she'd failed to answer his earlier question.
It rather sounds like an airport paperback.
Sounds right if he got that gal in trouble and dragged her off to God-knows-where.
"Sounds like a gold or silver dealer to me," Fred said.
It sounds more like information on Fitzgerald.
Mrs. Lincoln slipped into the room amid throaty sounds of welcome and hopped onto Martha's lap as calmly as if she'd never left.
That sounds like someone thought he was important.
The tourists were left below and Dean was alone save the sounds of nature on the rocky rutted path as his Jeep's tires clawed upward.
It all sounds so utterly stupid now.
That sounds like his father.
No, that sounds like Katie, doesn't it?
It sounds like a good idea.
It sounds like it.
Gestational carrier - it sounds so... clinical.
Our baby - it sounds good.
Sitting down with a book, she propped her feet up on the table and relaxed, calmed by the sounds of the ocean and the warm sun.
"That sounds about right," Gabe said, recalling how much she liked to be in control.
Sounds of pursuit came from a few floors down, blocking her escape.
The sounds of pursuit grew fainter.
The sounds of the ocean and the sea breeze lulled her to sleep last night and gently drew her awake before sunrise.
"That sounds like stalking," Deidre said.
"It's not as bad as it sounds," Ileana said with a smile.
He sounds like an Immortal.
A swan dive off the roof sounds good right about now.
So, she hovered in the quiet darkness for a while, until the sounds of the outside world were too loud for her to ignore.
"Sounds wonderful," she managed.
The kid sitting beside her made smacking sounds as he chewed on a huge wad of
There were sounds that should've alarmed her, the feel of hot tears on her face.
A human-like creature sat in the corner making snorting sounds he assumed was weeping.
Before she could shove him away, the sounds of their world fell silent.
The air was chilly, but she left the window open to the street sounds and the cold, wanting to feel normal.
The sounds of Rhyn slamming his body into his cell and snarling awoke her sometime later.
"Sounds like brotherly concern," Sasha mocked.
She heard the kid scream and hunched her shoulders, nearly vomiting at the sounds of his body being torn apart.
The sounds of heated discussion made her look toward the river.
Katie heard the sounds of laugher and talk from behind the closed door.
"Sounds awful," she said.
The soft sounds of talk drifted to her, but it was the dress of the women within that drew her eye.
She ran hard and left the sounds of the battle behind her, her thoughts on Rhyn and nothing else.
He missed the smells and sounds in winter.
She heard the sounds of fighting, grunts, growls, and gnashing of teeth.
The sounds of fighting from the direction of the castle made Jade sweat.
I was taking a bath earlier and I heard sounds in the hallway.
As she neared the door, she heard the sounds of scuffling.
Sounds like he did the same to me as Kris did to you.
Rhyn rested back on the boulder and closed his eyes to the rhythmic sounds of waves and Gabriel trying to kill the practice dummy.
Even with the door closed, Jade.s madness and the sounds of his body thrashing against the wall were audible in the small courtyard.
The sounds of madness had subsided during their conversation.
She left the sounds of the battle behind her, her thoughts on Rhyn and nothing else.
She was about to walk away in defeat and take her place in a dark corner watching the partygoers when she heard the sounds of approaching footsteps.
And it sounds like you have this taken care of.
"That sounds nice," Kiera said, distracted.
I hear sounds in the night, and get strange feelings sometimes.
After dawn arrived at last and the couple were showered and dressed, they speculated further on the late night sounds as Cynthia filled Bird Song's breakfast table with fresh baked goodies.
Sounds like a front to me.
Sounds like you maybe didn't like Mr. Jerome Shipton very much.
"That sounds like a lot," he said.
Shipton sounds like a real jerk.
It sounds to me like she needs some serious professional help.
"Sounds like Miss Worthington is a quick read on the old bitch if you ask me," Dean said.
It certainly sounds as if it might be the thoughts of one of—those girls— not Mrs. Martin.
Cynthia looked down at the coded notebook, but the sounds of the returning guests caused her to reluctantly put it aside.
That sounds so harsh.
"Sounds like your coins are worth about three times what Claire's are," Dean said, and then asked, "how did you make out with the blonde bombshell?"
"It sounds as if you're in luck again," Cynthia said as she pulled her step stool across the kitchen floor so she could reach the shelf and retrieve the breakfast dishes.
Then there was only silence and the night sounds of the old building as Cynthia lay awake next to this man she loved.
"Sounds like Gladys didn't get lucky," Dean mumbled.
But then, in the quietness of the night, he began to hear beyond the door, the muffled but clear sounds of lovemaking.
"It sounds like sin was a very big business," Cynthia offered as she stirred a pot of fish chowder.
Dean sat a while longer, amid night sounds, the ticking clock, and the muffled ringing of Gladys Turnbull's alarm.
It all sounds a bit complicated to me.
He's just forming words and sounds but the doctor is very encouraged.
It sounds so gruesome!
It sounds like he's getting it now.
The sounds and smells of the forest nearly caused them to lose focus and stop running to fully experience their surroundings.
"That sounds fun," said Elisabeth.
Mmm, that sounds wonderful.
Thanks, that sounds delicious.
I'd love to, it sounds fun.
Sounds like Skippy's trying out his new vamp skills.
So, it sounds like the key to our happiness lies with Miriam Sidwell.
Sounds like a plan.
Sounds good to me, what do you think, Sarah?
That sounds fine to me.
Coming from a liberated woman like you, that sounds a little strange.
Sounds interesting, may I look at it?
It sounds like a lot of fun - and expensive.
Josh was making fight sounds, but if he had wanted to fight Alex, nothing she could have done would have stopped him.
It sounds nice, but I want time to make plans for my wedding.
Sounds like madness to me.
Daylight brought the sounds of gunfire and rockets on top of the mountain that didn't cease even when night fell again.
She heard the sounds of a physical scuffle and another shot from Dan's direction.
Sounds like she lost some of that timid field mousiness.
Stepping onto the ledge outside, Lana heard the sounds of gun and laser fire too close for her comfort, along with the beat of helicopters in the dark skies.
She heard disconcerting sounds of heavy weapons fire in the distance, and the forest smelled as if it were burning.
In the distance, she heard the sounds of both fighting and pursuit.
The sounds of fighting grew faint and then disappeared. The stream wound through the jungle until it reached a small waterfall that fed into a massive lake whose black surface reflected the stars and moon. Katie slid down the hill beside the waterfall to the lake's edge, uncertain what to do. Gabriel hadn't mentioned the stream ending or the lake.
Andre ran hard for a creature that was already dead. Katie chased him, terrified of looking back when the awful sounds seemed so close. Only when the ground stopped trembling did Andre stop.
The sound came again, the cry of someone who was hurt. Katie wiped her eyes. She was drenched with rain and curled against the large root of a tree. The birds of the jungle made screaming sounds, but this was different. This was human.
"Sorry. I mean, it sounds like you died," Katie said quickly.
Sounds like a lot of responsibility.
"He does." "Sounds complicated."
"Sounds rough," Katie said. Deidre sounded accepting of her decision, but Katie couldn't help wondering how long it had taken her to come to peace with sacrificing love for the demands of her job.
Katie followed, trailed closely by Deidre. The sounds of their escape were nothing compared to the sounds of what followed. Katie cast a look over her shoulder and saw several demons had dropped into the jungle and transformed into panther-like forms. She stopped and reached into the pouch slung across her chest.
Sounds about right. Everyone's got a weakness that can be leveraged, Kris.
"Sounds like hundreds of them," Deidre said, troubled.
The angel found his footing and took her hand. They raced through the last of the jungle and across the expanse of grassless yard between the jungle and the palace. The sounds of demons grew louder.
"Sounds like it's going well," Gabe said, truly pleased to see his friend, despite the poor timing.
The hills and farmlands gradually turned to inner suburbia and then to the harshness of urban streets, choked tightly with the crush, smells and sounds of the city.
Sounds like a right of action to me.
Sounds like a dime novel, doesn't it?
The beautiful sounds of The Coleman Hawkins Quartet doing "The Man I Love" as it ought to be done were playing and Mrs. Lincoln never looked more content.
He was resigned to quietly reading a book until Mrs. Porter the housekeeper showed up a day early, accommodating a family wedding, and Dean's peace began competing with the sounds of a vacuum cleaner and Mrs. Porter's radio music, even worse junk than Fred's usual selections.
"That sounds just fine," she answered.
That sounds like fun.
He drank in the sights and sounds of the bucolic world around him and for the first time in days felt relaxed.
In spite of his love of music, no pocket recorder filled Dean's head with voices, strings or horns through tiny toy earphones— he'd leave that to the bikers who pedaled unaware of the sounds of birds and springtime around them.
Sounds like my kind of place.
Cece Baldwin sounds like a nice person.
This note sounds like and looks like he was blind drunk when he wrote it and he doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.
"Sounds like good old St. Jeffrey, always there with a helping hand," Dean muttered.
I'm sorry it sounds so confusing.
I just ate a little bit ago, but the coffee sounds nice.
She made baby sounds as she nursed – sounds that aroused an instinctive reaction.
That sounds like a person with second thoughts.
It sounds more straightforward.
"Sounds like thinks are progressing," Gerald said.
Opening her eyes, she raised the axe and let it fall, grimacing at the sounds of flesh splitting.
Jenn didn't let herself remember the sights and sounds of that day.
I'm not sure I like how that sounds.
It sounds like he's the one manipulating you.
Darian's voice carried over the sounds of clashing metal.
There were no sounds, no sights underground, no sensations aside from the scent of his own fear and the feeling of earth closing in around him.
There were no sounds of pursuit, no sounds of arrows being drawn or fired.
Colors, shapes, and sounds blurred around her as she allowed the demon to command her body.
Taran struggled to keep up, acutely aware of the sounds of men crashing through the forest behind him.
She slammed the door to the bathing chamber, flinching at the sounds of a loud curse and the clatter of a table smashing into the stone wall.
The sounds and scents of battle were thick in the air, from clanging of metal to cries of the injured to the smell of heated bodies.
Midmorning light filtered into the circular chamber, the sounds of fighting distant.
There were no sounds aside from her movement in the still underworld.
He made no other sounds in the silent darkness.
"That sounds good," Gerald said, and the other two agreed.
That sounds very interesting.
She sounds like she might be exactly what we need.
He could kick her out, but it sounds like she's planning to leave anyway.
That sounds like a good idea.
She sounds like one of those motorcycles with four wheels.
It sounds kind of noble.
Sounds like a great retreat.
As the light faded from the treetops, the birds grew silent and insects began their orchestra of night sounds.
It sounds like you need to set him straight.
Sounds like you're in good hands.
She held her breath, listening to the night sounds.
You've been making sounds like you don't believe anything I say every since I met you.
The evening was strangely silent and as she paused with her hand at the door, she listened in vain for sounds within.
Sounds a lot like you.
The sounds of his footsteps coming back up the stairs made her cringe.
A few moments later, he heard the sounds of groggy protest as Jessi roused his dinner and led her out of the apartment.
"Yeah. Sounds fun," Jessi forced herself to say.
The interior of the house was romantically lit by candles, and the soft electronica music and sounds of talk added to the dark, spirited ambiance.
She followed the sounds of talking to discover the balcony was converted into a small buffet with café-style tables.
"Sounds like the plan just got easy," Jule said grimly.
In addition to various sounds produced at other times, an elephant when about to charge gives vent to a shrill loud 'trumpet'.
The history, indeed, of many a word lies hid in its equivocal uses; and it in no way derogates from the dignity of the highest poetry to gain strength and variety from the ingenious application of the same sounds to different senses, any more than from the contrivances of rhythm or the accompaniment of imitative sounds.
PITCH The pitch of a musical sound is aurally defined by its absolute position in the scale and by its relative position with regard to other musical sounds.
Thus in the Sandwich Islands the god Oro gave his oracles through a priest who "ceased to act or speak as a voluntary agent, but with his limbs convulsed, his features distorted and terrific, his eyes wild and strained, he would roll on the ground roaming at the mouth, and reveal the will of the god in shrill cries and sounds violent and indistinct, which the attending priests duly interpreted to the people."
The invention of the damper-pedal in the pianoforte epitomizes the difference between polyphony and symphonic art, for it is the earliest device by which sounds are produced and prolonged in a way contrary to the spirit of "real" part-writing.
But experiment shows that in this condition much of the violin part sounds incomplete; and the truth appears to be that Haydn is thinking, like any modern composer, of the opposition of two solid bodies of tone - the pianoforte and the stringed instruments.
Dots and dashes are distinguished by the interval between the sounds of the instrument in precisely the same way as they are distinguished when reading from the recorder by sound.
If the current is interrupted or alternating, and if a telephone receiver has its terminals connected to a separate metallic circuit joined by earth plates at two other places to the earth, not on the same equipotential surface of the first circuit, sounds will be heard in the telephone due to a current passing through it.
Willoughby Smith found that it was not necessary even to connect the telephone to a secondary circuit, but that it would be affected and give out sounds merely by being held in the variable magnetic field of a primary circuit.
Hence according as the trains of oscillations are long or short so is the sound heard in the telephone, and these sounds can be arranged on the Morse code into alphabetic audible signals.
Conway, The Italic Dialects, 352) shows a final -s and a medial -d-, both apparently preserved from the changes which befell these sounds, as we shall see, in the dialect of Iguvium.
Telephony is the art of reproducing sounds at a distance from their source, and a telephone is the instrument employed in sending or receiving such sounds.
The term " telephony " was first used by Philipp Reis of Friedrichsdorf, in a lecture delivered before the Physical Society of Frankfort in 1861.1 But, although this lecture and Reis's subsequent work received considerable notice, little progress was made until the subject was taken up between 1874 and 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell, a native of Edinburgh, then resident in Boston, Mass., U.S.A. Bell, like Reis, employed electricity for the reproduction of sounds; but he attacked the problem in a totally different manner.
This only answers, however, for telephoning musical sounds to short distances.
When the connecting string is held taut and sounds, such as those of ordinary speech, are produced in front of one of the membranes, pulses corresponding to the fluctuations of the atmospheric pressure are transmitted along the string and communicated to the other membrane, which in its turn communicates them to the air, thus reproducing the sound.
These suggestions were to some extent an anticipation of the work of Reis; but the conditions to be fulfilled before the sounds given out at the receiving station can be similar in pitch, quality and relative intensity to those produced at the transmitting station are not stated, and do not seem to have been appreciated.
The suggestion of Bourseul and the experiments of Reis are founded on the idea that a succession of currents, corresponding in number to the successive undulations of the pressure on the membrane of the transmitting instrument, could reproduce at the receiving station sounds of the same character as those produced at the sending station.
The quality of the sounds was to some extent also reproduced; but, judging from the results of later telephone investigation, it is highly probable that this was due, not to the varying duration, but to the varying firmness of the contact.
currents, and sounds were given out corresponding in pitch, and also to some extent in quality, with the sounds produced at the transmitting station.
The line of circuit passed through the secondary of the induction coil I to the line, from that to the telephone T at the receiving station, 'See Journal of the Telegraph, New York, April 1877; Philadelphia Times, 9th July 1877; and Scientific American, August 181 This term was used by Wheatstone in 1827 for an acoustic apparatus intended to convert very feeble into audible sounds; see his Scientific Papers, p. 32.
Pregnant hints are given respecting a natural development of language which has its germs in sounds of quadrupeds and birds, of religious ideas out of dreams and waking hallucinations, and of the art of music by help of the suggestion of natural sounds.
Other symptoms of undue absorption are vertigo, deafness, sounds in the ears, stupefaction, a subnormal temperature, nausea, vomiting and a weak pulse (Sir Thomas Fraser).
18 3 9) discovered that the cause of the sounds was intelligent and would make raps as requested, and, communication being established, the rapper professed to be the spirit of a murdered pedlar.
The earliest communications were carried on by means of "raps," or, as Sir William Crookes calls them, "percussive sounds."
The earliest of these phenomena were the raps already spoken of and other sounds occurring without apparent physical cause, and the similarly mysterious movements of furniture and other objects; and these were shortly followed by the ringing of bells and playing of musical instruments.
Later followed the appearance of lights; quasi-human voices; musical sounds, produced, it is said, without instruments; the "materialization" or presence in material form of what seemed to be human hands and faces, and ultimately of complete figures, alleged to be not those of any person present, and sometimes claimed by witnesses as deceased relatives; "psychography," or "direct writing and drawing," asserted to be done without human intervention; "spirit-photography," or the appearance on photographic plates of human and other forms when no counterpart was visible before the camera to any but specially endowed seers; 3 unfastening of cords and bonds; elongation of the medium's body; handling of red-hot coals; and the apparent passage of solids through solids without disintegration.
For instance, it is not very uncommon to find persons who can make loud sounds by partially dislocating and restoring the toe, knee, or other joints, and some experiments made with the Fox girls in 1851 supported the view that they made raps by this method.
East Falkland is almost bisected by two deep fjords, Choiseul and Brenton Sounds, which leave the northern and southern portions connected only by an isthmus a mile and a half wide.
Between Hatteras and Lookout is Raleigh Bay and between Lookout and Fear is Onslow Bay; and between the chain of islands and the deeply indented mainland Currituck, Albemarle, Pamlico and other sounds form an extensive area, especially to the northward, of shallow, brackish and almost tideless water.
Projecting into these sounds and between the estuaries of rivers flowing into them are extensive tracts of swamp land - the best known of these is Dismal Swamp, which lies mostly in Virginia and is about 3 o m.
Large numbers of shad, blue fish, weak fish (squeteague), alewives, Spanish mackerel, perch, bass, croakers (Micropogon undulatus), mullet, menhaden, oysters and clams are caught in the sounds, in the lower courses of the rivers flowing into them, or in the neighbouring waters of the sea.
In the sounds along the coast, in the lower courses of the rivers that flow into them, and along the outer shores fishing is an important industry.
The harbours along the sounds and in the estuaries of the rivers are well protected from the storms of the ocean by the long chain of narrow islands in front, but navigation by the largest vessels is interrupted by shoals in the sounds, and especially by bars crossing the inlets between islands.
Again Syriac 1 It may indeed be remarked that Syriac, which is generally more primitive in its sounds than Hebrew, shows a more advanced stage of weakening as regards the gutturals: thus in a good many forms it has substituted alef for initial he, and often shows a dislike for the presence of two gutturals in the same word, weakening one of them to alef.
For the appreciation of the sounds made by these stridulators, the ants are furnished with delicate organs of hearing (chordotonal organs) in the head, in the three thoracic and two of the abdominal segments and in the shins of the legs.
"the highest purest light, the gentle wind, the harmony of sounds, the voice of all the aeons, and the beauty of their forms," all these being treated as abstractions and personified.
The conception of the Unconscious, by which von Hartmann describes his ultimate metaphysical principle, is not at bottom as paradoxical as it sounds, being merely a new and mysterious designation for the Absolute of German metaphysicians.
Every morning, when the rays of the rising sun touched the statue, it gave forth musical sounds, like the xvIII.
170) the sounds ceased.
Sometimes a difference of meaning is indicated by difference of spelling though the sounds in the two words are identical, as in furs and furze.
Here also should be mentioned the sound sh, which, like th, is not a combination of sounds though written with two symbols.
Whales of various species are frequently captured in the bays and sounds; the grampus, dolphin and porpoise haunt the coasts, and seals occasionally bask on the more outlying islets.
Uyea, "the isle," from the Old Norse oy (3), to the south of Unst, from which it is divided by the narrow sounds of Uyea and Skuda, yields a beautiful green serpentine.
Extravagant as this sentiment sounds, it paved the way to better things.
Among his other papers may be mentioned those dealing with the formation of fairy rings (1807), a synoptic scale of chemical equivalents (1814), sounds inaudible to ordinary ears (1820), the physiology of vision (1824), the apparent direction of the eyes in a portrait (1824) and the comparison of the light of the sun with that of the moon and fixed stars (1829).
The grammatical forms are expressed, as in Turkish, by means of affixes modulated according to the high or low vowel power of the root or chief syllables of the word to which they are appended-the former being represented by e, o, S, ii, i l l, the latter by a, d, o, 6, u, it; the sounds e, i, i are regarded as neutral.
It is quite impossible to connect with our musical system the utterance of the sounds of which the Chinese and Annamese languages are composed.
The discovery had, however, yet to be completed by that of auscultation, or listening to sounds produced in the chest by breathing, the movements of the heart, &c. The combination of these methods constitutes what is now known as physical diagnosis.
Except for some trifling notices of sounds heard in certain diseases, this method was entirely new.
Without the latter, it is difficult to see how the information conveyed by sounds could ever have been verified.
A small pipe entering below the false bottom allows the air in the cistern to escape as it is displaced by the water or syrup. In some refineries this pipe, which is carried up to a higher level than the top of the cistern, is fitted with a whistle which sounds as long as the air escapes.
The French seem systematically unable to master certain sounds foreign to their own language, or sounds which they suppose to be foreign.
Add to this the insertion of vowel sounds where they are lacking in the Arabic and you derive from the real word Khmir the modern French term of Kroumir.
In the last generations before the fall of Jerusalem, however, it was pro nounced in a low tone so that the sounds were lost in the chant of the priests.'
Dealing next with accent, punctuation marks, sounds and syllables, it goes on to the different parts of speech (eight in number) and their inflections.
Each ideograph thus came tc have two sounds, one Japanese, the other Chinesee.g.
Evidently this triplication of sounds had many disadvantages, but, on the other hand, the whole Chinese language may be said to have been grafted on the Japanese.
Analysis showed that all the required sounds could be conveyed with 47 syllables, and having selected the ideographs that corresponded .to those sounds, they reduced them, first, to forms called hiragana, and, secondly, to still more simplified forms called katakana.
Early English used ]' and S indiscriminately for both voiced and unvoiced sounds, in Middle English S disappeared and p was gradually assimilated in form to y, which is often found for it in early printing.
It is, however, to be regretted that English has not kept the old symbols for sounds which are very characteristic of the language.
The sentiment of Italian scenery and the love which the Italian peasant has for the familiar sights and sounds of his home found a voice which never can pass away.
The Assyrians with all their culture, never attained the stage of analysis which demonstrates that only a few fundamental sounds are involved in human speech, and hence that it is possible to express all the niceties of utterance with an alphabet of little more than a score of letters.
Fortunately it chanced that another people, the Persians, had adopted the Assyrian wedge-shaped stroke as the foundation of a written character, but making that analysis of which the Assyrians had fallen short, had borrowed only so many characters as were necessary to represent the alphabetical sounds.
It was well known that proper names are usually transcribed from one language into another with a tolerably close retention of their original sounds.
In this alphabet the Greek letter p (or rather a very similar letter with the loop a little lower down) is used to represent sh, and there are some peculiarities in the use of o apparently connected with the expression of the sounds h and w.
The peroration contains a noble appeal to the Italian liberator of his dreams, and a parallel from Macedonian history, which, read by the light of this century, sounds like a prophecy of Piedmont.
The names of the species, both English and scientific, have been bestowed from its capacity of successfully imitating the cry of many other birds, to say nothing of other sounds, in addition to uttering notes of its own which possess a varied range and liquid fullness of tone that are unequalled, according to its admirers, even by those of the nightingale.
Of the various other genera allied to Mimus, the best known are the thrashers (genus Harporhynchus) of which six or eight species are found in North America, which are thrush-like and shy in their habits and do not mimic; and the cat-bird (Galeoscoptes carolinensis), which in addition to having an attractive song, utters clucks, whistles and mewing sounds.
Tribes that of one family with another shows also that some are vocalic and soft, others wide in the range of sounds, while a third set are harsh and guttural, the speaking of them (according to Payne) resembling coughing, barking and sneezing.
Among the languages of America great differences exist in the sounds used.
z This sounds like pee-wed, with some variety of intonation.
- Sounds differ from each other only in the three respects of loudness, pitch and quality.
But there is no doubt that with very loud explosive sounds the normal velocity is quite considerably exceeded.
The sound travelled to and fro in the pipes several times before the signals died away, and he found that the velocity decreased with the intensity, tending to a limit for very feeble sounds, the limit being the same whatever the source.
Violle and Vautier made some later experiments on the propagation of musical sounds in a tunnel 3 metres in diameter (Ann.
They found that the velocity of propagation of different musical sounds was the same.
In large halls the words of a speaker are echoed or reflected from flat walls or roof or floor; and these reflected sounds follow the direct sounds at such an interval that syllables and words overlap, to the confusion of the speech and the annoyance of the audience.
Sounds may be divided into noises and musical notes.
- Various devices have been successfully employed for making sounds of determinate loudness in order to test the hearing of partially deaf people.
For minimum audible sounds Wien found a somewhat smaller value of the amplitude than Rayleigh.
If it is clamped at one-quarter and threequarters of the length from the ends, and is stroked in the middle, the first harmonic sounds.
Mag., 1878, 2, p. 500, or Rayleigh, Sound, § 386) that sounds of considerable intensity when heard by themselves are liable to be completely obliterated by graver sounds of sufficient force goes far to explain this, for the summation tones are of course always accompanied by such graver sounds.
The interval corresponding to the octave being divided into seven equal parts, each about 14 semitone, it follows that Siamese music sounds strange in Western ears.
A hard-and-fast rule of pronunciation is that only vowel or diphthong sounds, or the letters" m," n," ng," k," t "and" p "are permissible at the end of words, and hence the final letter of all words ending in anything else is simply suppressed or is pronounced as though it were a letter naturally producing one or other of those sounds.
He also interested himself in grammatical questions, distinguished the two sounds R and S in writing, and did away with the letter Z.
It is divided into eighteen books, of which the first sixteen deal mainly with sounds, word-formation and inflexions; the last two, which form from a fourth to a third of the whole work, deal with syntax.
This change consisted in the insertion into the original text of certain consonants which had come to be also used to express vowel sounds: e.g.
Excepting on the west fronts of Pomona, Hoy and Rousay, the coast-line of the islands is deeply indented, and the islands themselves are divided from each other by straits generally called sounds or firths, though off the north-east of Hoy the designation Bring Deeps is used, south of Pomona is Scapa Flow and to the south-west of Eday is found the Fall of Warness.
Every syllable is open, ending in a vowel sound, and short sentences may be constructed wholly of vocalic sounds.
There are then, at least within the limits of moderate sensations, concomitant variations between stimuli and sensations, not only in " quality," as in the intervals of sounds, which were understood long ago, but also in " intensity "; and the discovery of the latter is the importance of Weber's and Fechner's law.
On the other hand, while phonetically the above explanation was not inconsistent with such cases as rka dkah, bkah, bska, and nga, rnga, ngag, sngags, lnga, ngad and brtse, brdzun, dbyar, &c., where the italicized letters are pronounced in full and the others are left aside, it failed to explain other cases, such as dgra, mgron, spyod, snyan, sbrang, sbrul, bkra, k'ri, krad, k'rims, k'rus, &c., pronounced da, don, cod, or swod, cen, Bang, deu, ta, t'i, tad or teh, tim, tu, &c., and many others, where the spoken forms are obviously the alteration by wear and tear of sounds originally similar to the written forms. Csoma de Koros, who was acquainted with the somewhat archaic sounds of Ladak, was able to point to only a few letters as silent.
Since then the problem has been disentangled; and now minor points only remain to be cleared up. Jaeschke devoted special attention to the dialectical sounds, and showed in several papers and by the comparative table prefixed to his dictionary that in the western and eastern dialects these sounds correspond more or less closely to the written forms.
The vowel sounds ai, oi, ui have become e, o, u; and a, o, u before the finals d and n are now et, o, ii.
These transcriptions show by their variety that they were made from the spoken and not from the written forms, and, considering the limited capacities of Chinese orthoepy, were the nearest attempt at rendering the Tibetan sounds.
kwakken) is merely an application of the onomatopoeic word applied to the sounds made by a duck, i.e.
' This call-note, which to many ears sounds like "pink" or "spink," not only gives the bird a name in many parts of Britain, but is also obviously the origin of the German Fink and the English Finch.
Those who only know the Snipe as it shows itself in the shooting-season, when without warning it rises from the boggy ground uttering a sharp note that sounds like scape, scape, and, after a few rapid twists, darts away, if it be not brought down by the gun, to disappear in the distance after a desultory flight, have no conception of the bird's behaviour at breeding-time.
It is now generally accepted that these sounds are produced by the vibration of the webs of the outer tail-feathers, the webs of which are modified.
In the breeding season much of its love-performance is exhibited on the ground, and the sounds to which it gives rise are of another character; but the exact way in which its "drumming" is effected has not been ascertained.
" And so, literally with " neither bread nor scrip," they went forth on their pilgrimage, and, incredible as it sounds, within ten years they had established missions in the islands of the West Indies, in South America, Surinam, Greenland, among the North American tribes, in Lapland, Tartary, Algiers, Guinea, the Cape of Good Hope and Ceylon.
voice dies away in five or six low muffled sounds very much resembling distant thunder.
When this occurs, every member of each troop. sounds a bold roar of defiance at the opposite parties; and when one roars, all roar together, and each seems to vie with his comrades in the intensity and power of his voice.
Any of these sounds may call attention to movements which otherwise would pass unnoticed.
It appears thatYoung rould place the hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek texts of the Rosetta stone very correctly parallel; but he could not accurately break up the Egyptian sentences into words, much less :ould he attribute to the words their proper sounds.
The warders at an asylum have been hypnotized to sleep by the bedside of dangerous patients, and "suggested" to awake the instant the patients attempt to get out of bed, sounds which had no import for them being inhibited by suggestion.
Faunus also revealed the secrets of the future by strange sounds from the woods, or by visions communicated to those who slept within his precincts in the skin of sacrificed lambs; he was then called Fatuus, and with him was associated his wife or daughter Fatua.
in 1881 and 1882, discovering many islands and sounds, and ascertaining that the coast of Alexandra Land, in the extreme west, trended to north-west and north.
The alphabet was derived from the Doric alphabet of Rhodes, but ten other characters were added to it to express vocalic and other sounds not found in Greek.
wide, and sending three arms inland which are from 40 to 160 fathoms deep, as well as Clayoquot, Esperanza, Kyuquot and Quatsino Sounds, which also penetrate deeply into the island.
One small species appears in immense numbers with the oncoming of the rainy season, and at night the noise of its outcry almost deadens other sounds.
Children think long before they speak; and indeed, as mere vocal sounds are not speech, and as the apprehension that a word signifies a thing is a judgment, judgment is originally not an effect, but a cause of significant language.
Eriu was itself almost certainly a contraction from a still more primitive form Iberiu or Iveriu; for when the name of the island was written in ancient Greek it appeared as Iovcpvia (Ivernia), and in Latin as Iberio, Hiberio or Hibernia, the first syllable of the word Eriu being thus represented in the classical languages by two distinct vowel sounds separated by b or v.
By the word alphabet, derived from the Greek names for the first two letters - alpha and beta - of the Greek alphabet, is meant a series of conventional symbols each indicating a single sound or combination of sounds.
Symbols for a combination of sounds are not necessary, though they may be convenient as abbreviations.
No alphabet corresponds exactly to the ideal which we have postulated, nor if it did, would it continue long so to do, as the sounds of most languages are continually changing.
Hence in the case of dead languages or past forms of living languages, it is often very difficult to define with precision what the sounds of the past epoch were.
The sounds which are most difficult to define exactly are the vowels; a great variety may be indicated by the same symbol.
In English, moreover, the vowel sounds tend to become diphthongs, so that the symbol for the simple sound tends to become the symbol for that combination which we call a diphthong.
It is clear, therefore, that the best alphabet would not long indicate very precisely the sounds which it was intended to represent.
But the history of the alphabet shows that at no time has it represented any European language with much precision, because it was an importation adapted in a somewhat rough and ready fashion to represent sounds different from those which it represented outside Europe.
As already mentioned, the twenty-two symbols of the Phoenician alphabet indicate consonantal sounds only.
That the alphabet was borrowed and adapted independently by different places not widely separated, and that the earliest Greek alphabets did not spread from one or a few centres in Greek lands, seem clear (a) from the different Greek sounds for which the Phoenician symbols were utilized; (b) from the different symbols which were employed to represent sounds which the Phoenicians did not possess, and for which, therefore, they had no symbols.
The Greek aspirates were not the sounds which we represent by ph, th, ch (Scotch), but corresponded rather to the sound of the final consonants in such words as lip, bit, lick, the breath being audible after the formation of the consonant.
Such confusions show that even to Greek ears the distinction between the sounds was very small.
To have recorded it in writing at all shows considerable progress in the observation of sounds.
English, though possessing sounds comparable to the Greek 0, /, x, has never made any attempt to represent them in writing.
The explanation is possible, but it is not easy to see why, for example, the symbol 9 or cp = Koppa, the Latin Q, should have been utilized for a sound so different as p-h; nor, again, why the symbol for 0 (e) by losing its cross stroke should become 4), seeing that the sounds of o and outside Aeolic (a dialect which is not here in question) are never confused.
On the other hand, if we remember the large number of symbols belonging to the prehistoric script, it will seem at least as easy to believe that the persons who, by adding new letters to the Phoenician alphabet, attempted to bring the symbols more into accordance with the sounds of the Greek language, may have borrowed from this older script.
If this view (which is identical with Taylor's) be true, we have a parallel in the Armenian alphabet, which is similarly used for a new value of the sounds.
However this may be, the ogam alphabet shows some knowledge of phonetics and some attempt to classify the sounds accordingly.
The special forms of the alphabet - the Cyrillic and the Glagolitic - which have been adopted by certain of the Slavonic peoples are both sprung directly frc m the Greek alphabet of the ninth century A.D., with the considerable additions rendered necessary by the much greater variety of sounds in Slavonic as compared with Greek.
Either two sounds are confused under one symbol, or these records represent a dialect which, like Hebrew and Assyrian, shows sh, z, and c, where the ordinary Aramaic representation is t, d, and t, the Arabic tic, dh, and th.
It has twenty-nine symbols, whereby it is enabled to differentiate certain sounds which are not distinguished from one another in the writing of the northern Semites.
Others have the power of producing sounds, one use to which they put this faculty being apparently to signal from their burrow in the sand that they are "not at home" to an inopportune visitor.
Many languages find the combination qu, when both sounds are consonantal (qw), difficult; q being the deepest guttural while u (English w) is a lip sound, the points of production are nearly as far separate as they can be.
Before tracing the history of Welsh sounds, it will be convenient to give the values of the letters in the modern alphabet :- Tenues: p; t; c (= Eng.
The sounds of t and d are more dental than in English, though they vary; the voiced spirants are very soft; the voiceless nasals are aspirated, thus is similar to Eng.
oo in book or Italian u; y has two sounds - (1) the clear sound resembling the Eng.
The sounds of parent Aryan appeared in Primitive Celtic with the following modifications: - p disappeared, thus Aryan * peter, which gave Latin pater, Eng.
The last is an old interchange of sounds, and probably the others are older than their first appearance in writing (15th century) suggests.
Between it and the mainland lies a connected series of navigable sounds of the greatest advantage to coastwise traffic, and also of no little importance as a natural defence.
52° 30' S., and two large inland salt-water sounds, or lagoons, called Otway Water and Skyring Water, connected by FitzRoy Passage.
The southern coast and its inland waters are frequented by several species of petrel, among which are the Procellaria gigantea, whose strength and rapacity led the Spaniards to call it quebranta huesos (breakbones), the Puffinus cinereus, which inhabits the inland channels in large flocks, and an allied species (Puffinuria Berardii) which inhabits the inland sounds and resembles the auk in some particulars of habit and appearance.
There are numerous species in these sheltered channels, inlets and sounds of geese, ducks, swans, cormorants, ibises, bitterns, red-beaks, curlew, snipe, plover and moorhens.
This comprised 36 signs, almost all of which denote single sounds.
There is a large Ghetto, a so-called Latin Quarter, where Spanish sounds and signs are dominant, a Little Italy and a Chinese quarter of which no other city has the like.
This in ancient times seems to have formed a group of islands intersected by arms of the Hypanis or Kuban and various sounds now silted up. The whole district was dotted with Greek cities; on the west side, Panticapaeum (Kerch, q.v.), the chief of all, often itself called Bosporus, and Nymphaeum (Eltegen); on the east Phanagoria (Sennaja),Cepi,Hermonassa,Portus Sindicus, Gorgippia (Anapa).
In 2907 an inland waterway from Cape May to Bay Head was planned: the length of this channel, through and between coastal sounds from the southernmost part of the state to the northern end of Barnegat Bay in the N.E.
and imitative sounds to represent the cat's mew, the click of a trigger, the clap or thud of a blow, &c. The total result of this combination of gesture and significant sound will be a general system of expression, imperfect but serviceable, and naturally intelligible to all mankind without distinction of race.
Still, the lower animals make no approach to the human system of natural utterance by gesturesigns and emotional-imitative sounds, while the practical identity of this human system among races physically so unlike as the Englishman and the native of the Australian bush indicates extreme closeness of mental similarity throughout the human species.
His language, expressing thoughts by conventional articulate sounds, is the same in essential principle as the most cultivated philosophic dialect, only less exact and copious.
The Latin alphabet is used, with special signs to represent sounds borrowed from Slavonic, &c. All the unaccented vowels except e are pronounced as in Italian; e has the same phonetic value as in Old Slavonic (=French e) and is often similarly preiotized (= ye in yet), notably at the beginning of all words except neologisms. The accented vowels é and ó are pronounced as ea and oa (petra, rock, = peatra; morte, death, = moarte); they are written in full, as diphthongs, at the end of a word and sometimes in other positions.
Sounds of cursing and wailing were in his ears.
Among these sounds one especially attracted his attention.
The representation of numbers by spoken sounds is called numeration; their representation by written signs is called notation.
It may also be aided, to a certain extent, by the tendency to find rhythms in sequences of sounds.
(2) Signs from birds (signa ex avibus), with reference to the direction of their flight, and also to their singing, or uttering other sounds.
observation of the course of, or sounds uttered by, quadrupeds and reptiles within a fixed space, corresponding to the observations of the flight of birds, but much less frequently employed.
Sounds do not become words until a meaning has been put into them, and this meaning embodies the thought of a community.
The Croats, however, are Roman Catholics and use the Latin alphabet, while the Serbs belong to the Orthodox Church and use the Cyrillic alphabet, augmented by special signs for the special sounds of the Serb language.
His thorough knowledge of the Servian language led him to reform the Cyrillic alphabet, in which several letters were redundant and certain sounds of the spoken language were unrepresented.
All sorts of jingling sounds also are music to the ear, especially the clattering in time of strings of beans in their dry shells, and so these and other rattles are found attached to the drum, leg-bands and many of the utensils, implements and weapons.
Consonants are freely used, some of the consonantal sounds being difficult to represent by Roman characters.
trans.) "there was nothing fanciful in the Pythagorean doctrine except only the belief that the differences of velocity in the movements of the stars were capable of producing a harmonious orchestration and not merely sounds of varying pitch."
At the close of this troubled century peace descends upon exhausted passions; and amidst the choir of young and ardent voices celebrating the national reconciliation, the tocsin no longer sounds its sinister and persistent bass.
The loss of final s, at all events before certain following sounds (cra beside Latin cras); Other characteristics, appearing elsewhere, are: 5.
The substitution of these interdental and guttural sounds for the surd and sonant spirants respectively did certainly not take place simultaneously, but the vacillations of the old orthography, and afterwards the decision of the Spanish Academy, which suppressed x (= I; x was retained for cs) and allows only c and g before e and i, I and j before a, a, a, make it impossible for us to follow, with the help of the written texts, the course of the transformation.
x) through the intermediate sounds kj, fj, ~j: chamar (c 1 a m a r e), chao (p 1 a if u s), chamma (f 1 a m m a).
Portuguese and Galician even now are practically one language, and still more was this the case formerly: the identity of the two idioms would become still more obvious if the orthography employed by the Galicians were more strictly phonetic, and if certain transcriptions of sounds borrowed from the grammar of the official language (Castilian) did not veil the true pronunciation of the dialect.
There is the deep pathos of the scene in which is described Rama's farewell to his mother: the rugged language depicting the horrors of the battlefield - a torrent of harsh sounds clashing against each other and reverberating from phrase to phrase; and, as occasion requires, a sententious, aphoristic method of narrative, teeming with similes drawn from nature herself, and not from the traditions of the schools.
The creek where the whippoorwills nested, the rolling hills of wild flowers, and the soothing sound of meadow larks - they were all the sights and sounds of a happy childhood.
It sounds pretty benign, Howie.
This sounds like some silly spy story.
The sounds of violence stopped.
It sounds disgusting, doesn't it?
The sounds of chaos below grew as emergency vehicles responded.
She shook her head to clear her anger and sat with her back to the counter, forcing herself to concentrate on the shadow world and tapping into Rhyn.s power despite the sounds of demons fighting so near the kitchen.
"Miss Turnbull sounds fat," he mumbled as he surreptitiously dropped morsels to Mrs. Lincoln, the Dean's cat, who tried to remain anonymous behind his legs.
It sounds like some English gothicâ€”a naive waif married off to tyrannical older man who holds her hostage in a golden cage and beats her into submission!
It certainly sounds as if it might be the thoughts of one ofâ€”those girlsâ€” not Mrs. Martin.
He followed the sounds and peered through one shelf into the aisle on the other side.
The tree obeyed. Toby bit back a yell as he was launched over the treetops into the sky, in the direction of the Lake of Souls. Another tree branch caught him, and he struggled to orient himself. He heard the sounds of pursuit but was stuck upside down.
Deidre landed on her back beside her, and Katie pulled Toby against her. They huddled on the ground, waiting for the trees to crush them or the demons to snatch them. The ground continued to rumble. Slowly, the sounds died down then fell silent. Katie peered apprehensively out at the world.
He emerged outside the jailer's door and readied himself for a confrontation. The sounds of activity were thick in the hallways behind him, and he listened, trying to determine if he could hear any sounds that the demons were victorious in the underworld.
Sounds like a dime novel, does-n't it?
In spite of his love of music, no pocket recorder filled Dean's head with voices, strings or horns through tiny toy earphonesâ€” he'd leave that to the bikers who pedaled unaware of the sounds of birds and springtime around them.
She made baby sounds as she nursed â€“ sounds that aroused an instinctive reaction.
Your Oracle advice sounds like it came out of a fortune cookie.
She followed the sounds of talking to discover the balcony was converted into a small buffet with cafÃ©-style tables.
I know it sounds callous - and that there's more to life than work - but we really need the money.