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  • For a year, only two words have come out of Jean-Marc's mouth, repeated like a constant tremor: "goudou-goudou".

    Haiti earthquake charities blamed as scars fail to heal

  • Since the minute the goudou-goudou the onomatopoeic name locals give to the earthquake made the ground shake and groan, more than 230,000 people have died and about 1.5 million have lost their homes in Port-au-Prince and the nearby cities of Léogâne, Jacmel and Petit-Goâve.

    Haiti earthquake charities blamed as scars fail to heal

  • THE HAITI QUAKE WAS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY - A year that began with goudou-goudou, the onomatopoeic neologism Haitians use to refer to the quake, ended with cholera on a death march across the country, a sometimes violent electoral dispute and a palpable vacuum of leadership...

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  • A year that began with goudou-goudou, the onomatopoeic neologism Haitians use to refer to the quake, ended with cholera on a death march across the country, a sometimes violent electoral dispute and a palpable vacuum of leadership.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • "I believe that Daphne was a fragile, sensitive girl even before 'goudou-goudou,' " said

    NYT > Home Page

  • "goudou-goudou" for the terrible sound of the ground shaking.

    NYT > Home Page

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  • I wonder if the ground shaking actually makes a noise. I've only ever been in a building in an earthquake. The sound of doors and windows rattling and other household objects skittering a bit makes it difficult to hear anything else.

    January 4, 2011

  • “And then last fall, not long before her 15th birthday, Daphne found herself in an actual home, reunited with the other orphans stranded after the disaster they all call “goudou-goudou” for the terrible sound of the ground shaking.”

    The New York Times, A Year Later, Haiti Struggles Back, by Deborah Sontag, January 3, 2011

    January 4, 2011