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When automobiles first began to appear on the roads and streets of this country they did not have horns of any kind. The noise they made and the moderate speed at which they went made horns unnecessary. But in time it was felt that a warning device was needed. The first such signal was a hand-operated horn consisting of a rubber bulb on one end of a brass trumpet. In 1908 an inventor secured a patent on a horn that was electrically operated. He coined Klaxon as the trade-mark for his new product, and this word has now become popular. Klaxon is based upon the Creek verb klazein, which is related to the Latin word clangere from which "clang" comes. The Greek verb means to make a sound of some kind, its precise meaning depending on the source of the sound. When birds are referred to, it means "to scream," as the eagles and herons do. When dogs are the source of the sound, it means "to bark or bay." If things such arrows in a quiver are being talked of, klazein means "to clash or rattle." If the wind is spoken of, it means "to whistle." If people are referred to, the verb means "to shout or scream." It would be difficult to coin a word that has in it more of the element of sound than does Klaxon.

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自動車が最初にこの国の道と通りに現れ始めたとき、自動車にはいかなる種類のホーン(警告音発生器)もありませんでした。当時の自動車がたてた雑音と適度な(遅い)速度は、ホーンを必要としませんでした。(誰でも気がつく) しかし、そのうち、警告装置の必要性がでてきました。 最初に出来た装置は、真鍮のトランペットの一端にゴム球を(空気送り用として)つかった手動のホーンでした。 1908年に、発明者は、電気的に操作可能なホーンに関する特許を得ました。彼は新製品の商標としてクラクションと名づけました、そして、このことばは今では有名ですね。 クラクションはクリーク同盟動詞のklazeinに基づきます。そして、それは「大きな音」が来るラテンの単語clangereにも関連があります。ギリシアの動詞は、ある種の音(音のもとに従うその正確な意味)をたてるとことです。その音源に鳥が検討され、ワシとアオサギが「叫ぶ」ような感じで。 犬を音源にした場合、それは「ほえるか、うなる」ような感じになります。 もし、震え(振動)のようなものが話題にされているということならば、klazeinは「衝突するか、音をたてる」といった感じになります。 風が検討されるならば、それは「笛を吹く」のようになるし、人々が言及されるならば、動詞は「叫ぶか、悲鳴」のようになります。 クラクションが意味する音以上の要素を持たせる言葉を造り出すのは、難しいことです。 ※前の回答者さんのサイトで試しに訳して修正してみました。 少しだけ変ですが、割と翻訳がしっかりしているサイトのようですね。 手助けにはなると思います。  本文の修正が出来てない部分はご自分でやってみてください。 それでは。

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