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'[OT]: Help with finding correct English word to de'
2007\06\22@154141 by Vitaliy

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Encouraged by Vasile's success, I decided to seek advice on this list. :)

Say you have a device that indicates an "error" condition by quickly
flashing the LED, and emitting a 1Khz sound that pulsates at about 4Hz
(on/off).

In the "Troubleshooting" section of the manual, I describe the symptoms as
'Quickly flashing LED, "chirping" sound', but a colleague argues that
there's nothing "chirping" about the sound. What would be a better word?
None of the alternatives suggested by thesaurus.com seem correct to me.

Vitaliy

2007\06\22@155205 by PAUL James

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The flashing of the LED and a periodic 1Khz beep being emitted indicates
an error condition.

Regards,  

Jim

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2007\06\22@160420 by Jack Smith

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"Pulsing alert tone" or "interrupted alert tone" would describe the
aural signal.

Jack


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2007\06\22@160808 by Philip Pemberton

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Vitaliy wrote:
> Say you have a device that indicates an "error" condition by quickly
> flashing the LED, and emitting a 1Khz sound that pulsates at about 4Hz
> (on/off).
>
> In the "Troubleshooting" section of the manual, I describe the symptoms as
> 'Quickly flashing LED, "chirping" sound', but a colleague argues that
> there's nothing "chirping" about the sound. What would be a better word?
> None of the alternatives suggested by thesaurus.com seem correct to me.

Beeping, alternating (as in 'alternating between on and off')...

Those are the two that came to mind first.

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2007\06\22@164727 by Michael Dipperstein

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I've heard similar tones called "stutter tones" in telephony
applications.

-Mike

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Subject: [OT]: Help with finding correct English word to describe a
"warning"sound

Encouraged by Vasile's success, I decided to seek advice on this list.
:)

Say you have a device that indicates an "error" condition by quickly
flashing the LED, and emitting a 1Khz sound that pulsates at about 4Hz
(on/off).

In the "Troubleshooting" section of the manual, I describe the symptoms
as
'Quickly flashing LED, "chirping" sound', but a colleague argues that
there's nothing "chirping" about the sound. What would be a better word?

None of the alternatives suggested by thesaurus.com seem correct to me.

Vitaliy

2007\06\22@201959 by Vitaliy

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Philip Pemberton wrote:
> Beeping, alternating (as in 'alternating between on and off')...

The trouble is, the device uses different beeps to indicate different
conditions (three long beeps indicate a successful connection).

Jack Smith wrote:
> "Pulsing alert tone" or "interrupted alert tone" would describe the
> aural signal.

Too wordy, space is tight. :(

How about:

Flickering "Not Ready" LED, rapid beeping

?

2007\06\22@204232 by Cedric Chang

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annunciate

On Jun 22, 2007, at 6:18 PM, Vitaliy wrote:

Philip Pemberton wrote:
> Beeping, alternating (as in 'alternating between on and off')...

The trouble is, the device uses different beeps to indicate different
conditions (three long beeps indicate a successful connection).

Jack Smith wrote:
> "Pulsing alert tone" or "interrupted alert tone" would describe the
> aural signal.

Too wordy, space is tight. :(

How about:

Flickering "Not Ready" LED, rapid beeping

?

2007\06\22@205345 by Cedric Chang

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warble   pulsing quaver throb ( my favourite )
flutter  oscillate

On Jun 22, 2007, at 1:41 PM, Vitaliy wrote:

Encouraged by Vasile's success, I decided to seek advice on this  
list. :)

Say you have a device that indicates an "error" condition by quickly
flashing the LED, and emitting a 1Khz sound that pulsates at about 4Hz
(on/off).

In the "Troubleshooting" section of the manual, I describe the  
symptoms as
'Quickly flashing LED, "chirping" sound', but a colleague argues that
there's nothing "chirping" about the sound. What would be a better word?
None of the alternatives suggested by thesaurus.com seem correct to me.

Vitaliy

2007\06\22@225925 by Howard Winter

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Vitaliy,


On Fri, 22 Jun 2007 12:41:02 -0700, Vitaliy wrote:

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I'd have to hear it, but I imagine a 4Hz pulsed sound would be a "buzz", or if that's too harsh for what it sounds like, perhaps a "purr" (like a cat).

And I'd prefer "fast-flashing" rather than "quickly...", which sounds a bit quaint somehow.

Cheers,


Howard Winter
St.Albans, England


2007\06\24@104549 by Rich

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Someone said Annunciator.  That is the industry standard term.  Some
companies only make Annunciators.  It is an industry familiar term and
explicitly states the function.


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2007\06\24@154300 by Vasile Surducan

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Yes, chirp is even better.
I hope you've solve the problem with your doctor and you're ok.

chirp (chûrp)  n., v. <chirped, chirp-ing>
             n.
                 1.  the short, sharp sound made by small
                      birds and certain insects.
                 2.  any similar sound, esp. of a cheerful,
                      excited tone.
             v.i.
                 3.  to make the sound of a chirp.
             v.t.
                 4.  to say or express with such a sound.
            [1400-50; late ME chyrpynge (ger.); expressive
            word akin to CHEEP, CHIRK]
  Derived words
            --chirp'er, n.

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