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OT: onomatopoiesis

From:Aidan Grey <frterminus@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 19, 2001, 23:38
  Has anyone ever created a word, or modified it,
because of what it should sound like
onomatopoietically? An example from Aelya:

  Q. quoro- 'choke' should become por, according to
the rules, but instead became chor, because the velar
ch /x/ sounds more like a choking sound.


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