tsyun3

Pronunciation[tsʲun]
Related Ideophonespis
DefinitionThe happy or sad sound of a hummingbird
Sensory ModalityEmotion
SOUND
Paralinguistic
Description
Pronounced with high pitch and rapid repetitions for a happy sound, and a lower pitch, with slower repetitions for a sad sound
Transcriptiontsʲun tsʲun tsʲun tsʲun tsʲun tsʲun tsʲun kuɕikun
Translation‘It (sounds) happy (going) tsyun tsyun tsyun tsyun tsyun tsyun tsyun.'
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Transcriptiontsʲun tsʲun tsʲun tsʲun tsʲun tsʲun tsʲun kuɕijaɕa
Translation(It sounds) tsyun tsyun tsyun tsyun tsyun tsyun tsyun becoming happy.
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Transcriptionwakaɕa puɾiuk sisa iʎakpi imatata upiɕa niɕa; pajga kuti ujangichi tsʲu tsʲu tsʲu tsʲu tsʲu tsʲu wakawta
TranslationHe goes about crying if there are no flowers, wondering 'what will I drink?' well haven't you-all heard when he's crying, going tsyu tsyu tsyu tsyu tsyu tsyu?
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Transcriptionwakaɕa, ujaŋgitɕi tsʲun tsʲun tsʲun, sisa iʎaŋ
Translationwhen it cries do you-all hear/notice? it (goes) tsyn tsyun tsyun (because) there are no flowers
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Nuckolls, Janis. 2023. tsyun3. The Quechua Ideophonic Dictionary. Online: https://quechuarealwords.byu.edu/?ideophone=tsyun.

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