One of the strangest parts of learning a new language, and something that we rarely think about, is the fact that there are a number of sounds we make that aren't really words, and they're not universal. 

Whether it be the barking of a dog ('woof'), how to transcribe someone snoring ('zzzz') or a scream ('ah'), they all make sense to us, but in other languages they sound totally different. 

Illustrator James Chapman decided to make a series of pieces that brilliantly illustrate all these sounds and more and they have been going viral ever since, so much so that even Ashton Kutcher was sharing the images, so here are a few of the best ones. You might learn a few things along the way. 

Don't forget to check out James' Tumblr or pre-order yourself a copy of his book for loads more.