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I've been thinking.

How do I put the sound of growling stomach into words?

I'm also curious about the Onomatopoeia for chewing food and swallowing water.

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Isn't growl already onomatopoeic ? Munch and Gulp as @CJDennis has said for the other two. –  Frank May 12 '14 at 2:48
    
@Frank You should post that as an answer. –  user867 May 12 '14 at 5:27
    
@user867 I think CJDennis should take the credit; 2/3rds of my comment is his answer and growl was in the question already. –  Frank May 12 '14 at 5:32
    
@Frank: You are right but there are more mimetic versions of onomatopoeic words also. Like baa, brr, grr. It is almost like the onomatopoeia of an onomatopoeic word but linguistically less structured. Baa is a special case because it is the mimetic version of bleat and bleat lost its onomatopoeic connotations in time. –  ermanen May 12 '14 at 14:34
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@Frank: I will ask a question about this. :) –  ermanen May 13 '14 at 4:50

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  • Stomach: grr
  • Swallowing: gulp
  • Chewing: chew or munch
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"chomp chomp" for chewing also. –  ermanen May 12 '14 at 3:13

Gurgle could fit.

'Gurgle, gurgle' went my stomach, as I waited for the bus. I was hungry.

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Consider the word 'borborygmus' (plural: borborygmi)

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That's a very interesting word and although it may have had an onomatopoetically derived origin it is not an onomatopoeia in English. I would never say "My stomach went borborygmus"! –  CJ Dennis May 12 '14 at 3:11
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This is the medical term for stomach rumbling. –  ermanen May 12 '14 at 3:16
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This has nothing to do with onomatopoeia. –  user658182 May 12 '14 at 15:33

It's called Gurgling. Also Growling.

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Welcome to English Language & Usage @Sunny. While I agree with your answer, in general we're looking for answers with more detail. Your post would be improved if it included a reference and an explanation of why it answers the question. –  andy256 Dec 29 '14 at 6:40
    
@andy256: dwjohnston's answer is the same, and neither cites a reference nor explains why it answers the question. Yet it is upvoted. How can one explain that gurgle is onomatopoeic? It either sounds onomatopoeic or not. I don't happen to think that cock-a-doodle-doo sounds like a rooster crowing; in Spanish it's chichirichi. There's no point trying to "explain" these. –  Brian Hitchcock Dec 29 '14 at 9:21

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