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A nice example of the genesis of an onomatopeiac noun.
( as there are many in all languages, to name some :
english :jingle light ringing tune >advertisementtune, dripolator kind of coffeepercola-
ter, and the beautiful Houyhnhnm,coined by Jonathan Swift, gentle
german : kladderadatsch sound of a noisy fall>title of a satiric magazine,Berlin,19th
kiengiric/sumerian : balang.>kind of snare-instrument
zulu : ivum >car
Ofcause this kind of noun is wellknown from children's language : " Look at that oink-oink grinning at the moo-moo!"