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Re: Bell

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Monday, December 26, 2005, 17:47
Roger Mills wrote:
> Charlie wrote: > > > My source for senjecan vocabulary does not have a word for "bell," as > > in "ding=dong." Does anyone have a compound word for "bell" in his > > conlang? For that matter, how do your conlangs say, "ding-dong"? > > > Kash is based on onomatopoeia--
Similarly in gjâ-zym-byn; niqnx ( /nIN/ ) "ringing" niqnx-van "to ring" (intr) niqnx-fwa-zox "to make ring" (tr) niqnx-cxa "bell" (calque of Esperanto "sonorilo") niqnx-cxa-cu "system of bells" It seems we all have consonant + vowel + /N/. On 12/22/05, Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...> wrote:
> From my perspective, I am curious how others have handled the question of > onomatopoeia in their conlangs in general.
I have a few other onomatopoeic words in gzb: hqaxnq /G&~/ "to yell, roar, bleat" vxaxw /bv)aU/ "dog" raxm /4@m/ "cat" zum /zum/ "cricket" I haven't really worked out consistent principles for onomatopoeia, though. So far it's two words for sounds and three words for animals based on the sounds they make (but most animals get gzbizations of their Latin names) -- maybe others I've forgotten about which aren't marked as onomatopoeic in the lexicon. -- Jim Henry ...Mind the gmail Reply-to: field


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>Onomatopoeia (was: Bell)