I came across an image on Deviantart that has Japanese text written on it, so I am trying to translate it. You can see it here: https://www.deviantart.com/ryonapage/art/Dominated-710481249 (Warning: Not Safe For Work)

The part that I'm stuck on is the onomatopoeia ピクンッ. I found out from the website (http://thejadednetwork.com/sfx/search/?keyword=%E3%83%94%E3%82%AF&submitSearch=Search+SFX&x=) that ピクッ means twitch. But it doesn't have ピクンッ listed. Is it some sort of variant?

If you know the answer, please tell me. Thanks in advance.


Yes, ピクンッ is a variation of ピク. It describes a fast jerky muscle movement. , and ンッ can be somewhat arbitrarily added to make an onomatopoeia "stronger".

  • バタ = バタッ = バタン = バタンッ
  • ドキ = ドキッ = ドキン = ドキンッ
  • ペタ = ペタッ = ペタン = ペタンッ
  • キラ = キラッ = キラン = キランッ
  • Thank you very much! I was stumped by this, but I think you cleared it up for me! (Grin) – Micheal Gignac Apr 11 '19 at 13:13

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