There are three principal methods humans use to evoke avian vocalizations. This paper explores the two
that are constrained by human language: onomatopoeia and warblish. In onomatopoeia, new words are created
to mimic sounds within the constraints of a language’s phonology. Warblish, named and thoroughly described
for the first time in this paper, is the imitation of avian vocalizations using existing words in human language.
None of the conventionalized ways humans imitate birdsong has yet...[Show more]
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