Looking for images for these obscure sounds - Need help from speakers of other languages!

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#1 12 January, 2018 - 09:43
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Looking for images for these obscure sounds - Need help from speakers of other languages!


Hi folks, I've got a bit of fun for you here...

What words or images come to your mind when you read these sounds?

Yes this is to help me fill out the remainder of a Josh System, which is a variation of the Ben System. But you don't have to understand the system to submit ideas because I've put an approximate English spelling of the possible sounds next to each number.

I will update this list as suggestions are posted. I'll also post my complete list when it's finished. If need be I'll resort to a category approach for any remaining blanks, but would prefer to use words that are directly connected to the specific sound.

Any idea is a good one, even words from other languages! Thanks for your help

188 "tayfe" or "tayve"
194 "tuhr" or "tuth" - Toronto
253 "nime" - an IMAX theater
273 "nem" - an Emmy Award
282 "nane" - an anchor
318 "meef" or "meev" - mi flan
319 "meep" - mi piñata
327 "mook" - muk-'yon (clown)
329 "moop" - microprocessor (µP)
336 "maab" - Queen Mab
369 "mihp"
376 "meb"
379 "mep" - MEP (Mars Exploration Program)
383 "mame" - May Muscari
394 "muhr" or "muth" - Mariah Carey
396 "muhb"
427 "ruke" - roook
444 "rahr" - raw ribeye
449 "rahp" - raw pork
454 "rire" or "rithe" - writhing garter snake
464 "rihr" or "rith" - rhythm
535 "laal" - Lalla Ward
590 "luhs" or "luhz" - lasagna
594 "luhr" or "luth" - lur
599 "luhp" - galloping horse
625 "boole" - bulgogi
639 "baap" - baptism
669 "bihp"
676 "beb"
679 "bep" - Buca di Beppo
688 "bayfe" or "bayve" - Bayview
694 "buhr" or "buth" - Barack Obama
699 "buhp"
717 "keek" - key card
726 "koob" - cube
728 "koof"
737 "kack” - cactus
756 "kibe" - Kaibab Limestone
758 "kife"
759 "kipe" - Kuiper belt
764 "kihr" or "kith" - kyrie eleison
777 "keck" - Kekkai (force field)
809 "fope", "vope", "wope" - faux pas
896 "fuhb", "vuhb"
897 "fu-k", "vuck", "wuck" - Wakanda
898 "fuhf", "vuhf", "wuhf", "fuhv", "vuhv", "wuhv" - Vavoom hair gel
899 "fuhp", "vuhp"
908 "pofe", "pove"
913 "peem" - peameal bacon
920 "poos" or "pooz" - pews
926 "poob" - Pooh Bear
927 "pook" - Pooky (Garfield)
953 "pime" - Pie Man (Homer Simpson)
978 "pef" or "pev" - perforated dot-matrix paper
986 "pabe" - payback
987 "pake" - pay card
994 "puhr" or "puth" - parental
1080 "sase", "saze", "zace", "zaze" - Say Something
1081 "sate" or "zate" - seitan
1151 "jite", "chite", "shite" - Chi-Town
1156 "jibe", "chibe", "shibe" - jibe
1157 "jike", "chike", "shike" - shrike
1202 "gohn" or "yone" - goniometry
1211 "geet" or "yeet" - Itzhak Perlman
1212 "geen" or "yeen" - Yeenoghu
1213 "geem" or "yeem" - "Ye men..."
1216 "geeb" or "yeeb" - ghee butter
1218 "geef", "geev", "yeef", "yeev"
1219 "geep", "yeep"
1249 "gahp" or "yahp" - Ya pear
1251 "gite" or "yite" - g'night
1256 "gibe" or "yibe"

13 January, 2018 - 18:06
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I was able to knock out about half of these today by using some compound words and some more abstract words for which I'll need to find some images. Still a few dozen to go!

13 January, 2018 - 21:57
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For some of these, I stretch the pronunciation to fit.

188 "teif" -- "t'eif" (a theif, mispronounced to fit)
327 "mook" -- I use "muk-'yon", which is "clown" in Hebrew. Or "mook" has a possibly-related meaning in English, possibly via Yiddish.
329 "moop" -- microprocessor (µP)
336 "maab" -- Queen Mab
379 "mep" -- I use Mars (from Mars Exploration Program)
427 "ruk" -- I use a rook from chess, mispronounced
454 "raith" -- writhing snake (garter snake)
464 "rith" -- "rhythm", I use a pandeiro
535 "laal" -- Lalla Ward (romanadvoratrelundar)
594 "luhr" or "luth" -- Lur (a type of trumpet)
599 "luhp" -- galloping horse (from "gaLLOP")
639 "baap" -- baptism
756 "kibe" -- Kaibab
759 "kipe" -- Kuiper Belt
777 "keck" -- Kekkai (force field)
927 "pook" -- Pooky from Garfield
978 "pef" or "pev" -- Perforated dot-matrix paper

14 January, 2018 - 16:31
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A big help! I added most of those to my list, thanks Josh!

Less than 30 to go... Maybe there can be some more suggestions from non-English languages, I'm always happy to learn a new word!

14 January, 2018 - 20:07
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A few more:

  • 1081 "sate" or "zate" - something other than Satan? -- seitan
  • 1156 "jibe", "chibe", "shibe" -- jibe
  • 1157 "jike", "chike", "shike" -- shrike (a bird that impales its food on thorns)
  • 1202 "gohn" or "yone" -- goniometry
  • 1211 "geet" or "yeet" -- Itzhak Perlman ("Yitzkhak")
  • 1212 "geen" or "yeen" -- there is a monster in D&D named Yeenoghu.
15 January, 2018 - 17:32
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Thanks again! I'll use them all :) I came up with some additional ones, which puts the count down to just 15 now.

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