16 May 2013
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
Did you know that zzz ... zzz ...zzz is an "onomatopoeia" (what a complicated word) ! It phonetically imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes. In this case a sleeping object or subject ! Onomatopoeia (don't make a knot in your tongue) includes animal noises such as "oink", "meow", "roar" or "chirp". They are not the same across all languages; they conform to some extent to the broader linguistic system and they are part of. Hence the sound of a clock may be tick tock, or tick tack, or tique taque etc. Only zzz..zzz..zzz is international and in all languages the same !
To show you some examples of "zzz" the best one is my cat Arthur.
But there are many other human examples too !
Sleep well !