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Ambulance Onomatopoeia
Darlo at 1:23PM, Jan. 3, 2009
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Everytime I write ‘wee-waa’ or ‘nee-naa’ it just looks real awful. Anyone have any other suggestions for Ambulance Onomatopoeia?
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confusedsoul at 1:50PM, Jan. 3, 2009
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You could try “nee-naw” instead of nee-naa, perhaps. Wouldn't recommend going with the wee-waw one. Or just have a “weeee” sound affect that gets smaller the further away the ambulance is.
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CharleyHorse at 4:21PM, Jan. 3, 2009
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You can try this site for some ideas http://www.writtensound.com/tones.htm. This page will take you directly to some siren Onomatopoeia.
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Ironscarf at 7:17AM, Jan. 4, 2009
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I'm hugely impressed that you have a link immediately to hand for this CharleyHorse!
My choice would've been to just use a EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE tapering off into the sunset: leaving out the consonants avoids the distracting cliches and you know how it's supposed to sound anyway.
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Darlo at 7:27AM, Jan. 4, 2009
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Thanks folks, and that link was really helpful.
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CharleyHorse at 9:06AM, Jan. 4, 2009
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I prefer your method Ironscarf. I found the link lurking in an old cartooning directory of mine. I was surprised that it was still good.
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mattchee at 4:26PM, Jan. 4, 2009
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first off… amazing link, Mr. Horse.

second off..

if it were up to me… i“d go with ”wee-ooo-wee-ooo"

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mattchee at 4:28PM, Jan. 4, 2009
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also, with the link… i noticed that Jimmy Olsen's watch “zeezeezeezee” was conspicuously missing. I wonder if its protected like “snikt” and “thwip”
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CharleyHorse at 9:39AM, Jan. 5, 2009
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The reason that I prefer Ironscarf's version is that it seems both more mechanical in nature and hysterical, which is what an ambulance siren brings to my mind. But it's all down to personal tastes.
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NickGuy at 12:32PM, Jan. 5, 2009
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you could always just be hilariously sarcastic and just do “SIRENSIRENSIRENSIREN!”

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mattchee at 10:36PM, Jan. 5, 2009
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NickGuy
you could always just be hilariously sarcastic and just do “SIRENSIRENSIRENSIREN!”

hahahah
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