Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fact of the Day: Musical Swan

The bird Swan's name is ultimately derived from a Indo-European root word "swen" which means "to sound" or "sing". 

22 comments:

  1. I wonder if a swan sings and what it would sound like.

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  2. Good Sunday dear! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  3. Swans are beautiful & graceful..that's an interesting fact you have.

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  4. Did not know this, and I love swans!

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  5. In Swedish we say there is a type of swan called Singing Swan, so I guess that's like singing x 2! Funny! The swan is Finland's national bird so I liked this detail. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Don't get me wrong, I've lived abroad for years but nowadays I prefer to stay home and travel at the most for a week at a time...

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    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  6. Even the meaning behind the name Swan is pretty. Thanks for another tidbit of info.

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  7. That's interesting. I don't think swans "sing". They DO honk!

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  8. we do like swans, we called them 'labud' here in my country

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  9. Interesting. These are such beautiful and graceful birds!

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  10. This must be where the expression Swan's Song comes from!

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  11. You learn something new everyday!

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  12. Wow, it's really interesting fact! They are so beautiful and pretty birds!

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  13. Wow, it's really interesting fact! They are so beautiful and pretty birds!

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