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Sound Symbolism (was Re: May you all...)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, February 8, 2002, 18:04
In a message dated 2002.02.07 08.45.36 AM, Mike (m.poxon@VIRGIN.NET) writes:

>I am a very strong adherent of sound symbolism for my conlangs (kin=small, >kinti=tiny, bel=white (for some reason, BvL, where B=labial and L=liquid, >"look" off-white to me. That's the only way I can describe it.), and many >other examples.)
::in Leapin' Lemur excitement Mode, grabs a book off his meager linguistics shelf:: Then ya might like to look into: _The Sound-Symbolic System of Japanese_ by Shoko Hamano, CSLI Publications (CSLI = Center for the Study of Language and Information), Stanford, CA, -&- Kurosio [Publishers], Tokyo; 1998; ISBN 1-57586-144-5, listprice [last time I checked] $22.95 US. Any other suggestions, ConLang peeps??? czHANg23, Avatar of Sun WuKong, a.k.a. "Monkey," a.k.a. "TricksterGod of the Han Chinese" ~ om hung hanumatay rudratmakai hung phat ~ - mantra to Hanuman the Hindu Monkey TricksterGod Hail to thee TricksterGods! IO THEE CHAOSGODHEAD!!! ~ thee Tru Pries ov Existenz iz Ætern'l Warfær & Creativ Playf'llniz~