The Sound of TSH

This is a list of several occasions in which the sound of tsh takes place:

  • rain/ shower
  • flushing a toilet (not the airplane type: that’s more like llllllhhhhhh)
  • the sound of the interaction between a water based liquid and hot oil  (between 175–190 °C) or more specifically the sound of a green slimy soup (molokheyya mixed with chicken stock) when poured onto fried garlic and coriander.
And here is my attempt to create words in both English and German that are associated with the production of the sound of tsh. The words exist in Arabic.
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T and Sh, the root verb of the sound of tsh in Arabic

 

The Tshing noun
the production of the sound of tsh

Tshingler noun
a container that collects the liquid produced by the sound of tsh

Here’s also a German attempt for the words:

Tschenen Nomen
Grammatik: das Tschenen; Genitiv: des Tschenens, Plural: die Tschenen
Beispiel: Ich habe es gerade beim Tschenen gebracht.

tschenen verb
Beispiel:
Hat es getschent? Ja, es hat getschent.

Der Tschaelter Nomen
the container that collects the liquid produced by the sound of tsch (formerly known as a Tschenenbehaelter and Tschenenkuebel)

In Egyptian Arabic (and also classical Arabic) this verb and noun consists of two letters

ط ش

T and Sh

طشة Tasha noun

  • Egyptian Arabic: the sound of the interaction between a water based liquid and hot oil  (between 175–190 °C) or more specifically the sound of a green slimy soup (molokheyya mixed with chicken stock) when poured onto fried garlic and coriander.
  • Classical Arabic: rain, having a runny nose

طشت؟ Tashet? verb

  • Egyptian Arabic: used as a verb to ask if the previously mentioned sound was produced.
  • Classical Arabic: used as a verb to ask if it had lightly rained.

In Alexandria the two letters are mixed up thus Alexandrians would ask Shatet? instead. The root of the sound of Shatet (it has rained) and Sheta (winter) are similar, but not the same. (one has a hard t and the other a soft one)

طشاش Tashash adjective/ noun
Classical Arabic: to blow your nose or the sound produced when blowing your nose
Egyptian Arabic: to not have the ability to hear or understand very well (possibly because of the sound of tsh caused by impairment in hearing)

طشت Tesht noun
a bucket (originally used for showering, and thus containing liquid produced by the sound of TSH)

And finally here’s a flirtatious poem about food, in which the poet mentions: له في السمن طشاش قوياً Laho fi Al-samn Tashtashaton Qaweyya : in fat it has a strong Tshing

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