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The Love Panda
12-11-2010, 06:39 AM
Seriously, I need your best attempts. I'm stumped.

The Love Panda
12-11-2010, 06:41 AM
This might be the wrong place to ask but my main character need to make this sound.

Becca C.
12-11-2010, 06:41 AM
AAARRAGHHHH! I dunno xD

scarletpeaches
12-11-2010, 06:44 AM
The ungodly crooning of a furby in a tumble-dryer?

The Love Panda
12-11-2010, 06:47 AM
That's a good start. But it has a gargle to it and almost a flat t sound in it that I couldn't figure out how to incorporate.

MattW
12-11-2010, 06:48 AM
Whatever noise he wants!



(sry)

scarletpeaches
12-11-2010, 06:50 AM
That's a good start. But it has a gargle to it and almost a flat t sound in it that I couldn't figure out how to incorporate.Got it!

The muffled sexytime-squelchings of a furby and a mogwai, if the room had an echo based on the emptiness of my soul?

The Love Panda
12-11-2010, 07:11 AM
YES! Now put it into letters. I won't copy right it so you can use it in your next romance novel.

scarletpeaches
12-11-2010, 07:13 AM
I shall now express my above post using only the medium...

...of DANCE!

LaceWing
12-11-2010, 07:19 AM
A wook is, oh let me see . . . maybe it's a honk through the clacking beak of a goose gargling the rocks from its craw.

???

Stanmiller
12-11-2010, 08:07 AM
This might be the wrong place to ask but my main character need to make this sound.

You are kidding, right?

Just say, "...made a sound like the Wookie in STAR WARS."

The Love Panda
12-11-2010, 08:09 AM
I would but I need him to be able to verbalize the sound. I could do the arghhtgggtaarrgrhh but it just doesn't look right.

AlexPiper
12-11-2010, 08:16 AM
Hraaaaaaunggggggggght!

:P

Rufus Coppertop
12-11-2010, 08:17 AM
wooogleooogleoooglekhaaaarunje

Cyia
12-11-2010, 08:41 AM
A guttural trill.

Drachen Jager
12-11-2010, 08:45 AM
Depends on what he's doing, if he's fighting it would be an entirely different sound from Wookie nookie.

Sage
12-11-2010, 09:33 AM
I would but I need him to be able to verbalize the sound. I could do the arghhtgggtaarrgrhh but it just doesn't look right.
Why? Is there a reason you need to spell it out?

Chances are, even if you get it perfect, nobody's going to read it like a Wookie cry unless you spell out that information, in which case you don't need to write the sound down.

Personally, if I came across "arghhtgggtaarrgrhh," I would stop at "arghh" and assume he was expressing distress about something. If I read, "'Arghhtgggtaarrgrhh,' he yelled, sounding like Chewbacca from Star Wars," I would think, "Oh, that's what those letters sound like," after the fact. If I read, "He gave a cry like an annoyed Wookie," I know exactly what that sounds like and you didn't have to pull me out of the story to do it.

thothguard51
12-11-2010, 09:43 AM
My GF has accused me of making lots of noise when I make wookie...

I am not sure if she is complaining or complimenting me...

raelwv
12-12-2010, 01:44 AM
From IMDB's Star Wars quotes page (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/quotes):

[R2-D2 and Chewbacca are playing the holographic game aboard the Millennium Falcon]
Chewbacca (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0562679/): Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh!
C-3PO (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000355/): He made a fair move. Screaming about it can't help you.
Han Solo (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000148/): Let him have it. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.
C-3PO (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000355/): But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
Han Solo (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000148/): That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.
Chewbacca (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0562679/): Grrf.
C-3PO (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000355/): I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.

I like "Grff", myself.

Rufus Coppertop
12-12-2010, 07:16 AM
A guttural trill.

No, I'm sorry, it's definitely wooogleooogleoooglekhaaaarunje.

Bmwhtly
12-13-2010, 01:14 PM
"A furry puke-yawn"

Kitty Pryde
12-13-2010, 09:17 PM
Dudes! It's not Wookie, it's Wookiee.

In one of my WIPs I wrote that a young kid character gurgled like a baby Wookiee :)

Perks
12-13-2010, 09:20 PM
Yeah, I don't think it's wise to try to spell out complicated inarticulate sounds. The last thing you want to do is to have your reader stop and try to reproduce the noise.

Unless it's really important, I'd try to write around that speed bump.

sassandgroove
12-14-2010, 09:25 PM
Once at an old job our fax was making a whining noise. I described it to the tech on the phone as "how Chewie sounds in Empire Strikes Back when Han is being tortured." The guy new exactly what was wrong with the fax machine.

so Wookiees sound like a broken fax.

But yeah, just go with "Argh" and "he sounded like an annoyed wookiee."

Torgo
12-14-2010, 09:49 PM
Hraaaaaaunggggggggght!

:P

This looks right to me!

Xelebes
12-14-2010, 10:06 PM
Like a lion-man chimæra in a deadly throe.

Or

Owárgh

Tiger
12-14-2010, 11:21 PM
Seriously, I need your best attempts. I'm stumped.

Always sounded to me like a seal gargling...

BrandiZ
12-16-2010, 08:12 AM
My husband says they make the same noise as when you taser a dog.

buckeyegirl
12-23-2010, 02:28 AM
I've always thought it was more of a trill, like a fast version of rolling your R's while moaning, but I'm not an expert on Star Wars (though I do enjoy it :))