|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
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.
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