Friday, October 15, 2010

Mong mong! Yiaong! Yiaong!

Gayoung and I were comparing animal sounds last night.  Dogs in Korea say “Mong mong!” instead of “Woof! Woof!” Cats say “Yiaong!” Cows say “Ummm-eh!” Pigs say “Gul-gul!” And frogs say “Gae-gol, gae-gol!”  I’ve always found onomatopoeia fascinating—especially animal sounds in different languages.

I figured this video was apropos for this post.  If this doesn’t turn you into a warm gooey puddle of “Awwww,” I don’t know what will.  This was this afternoon in Chungmuro, in the pet shop district.