Re: Souliers (was: Some new Brithenig words?...)
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 29, 2001, 1:02|
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> >or "flip-flops" (after the sound they make when you walk in them)
> "Claquettes" also comes from the sound they make. When you hear "flip-flop", we
> hear "clac-clac" :)) .
I don't think "flip-flop" is onomatopoeia. I always figured it was from
the verbs "flip" and "flop", with the rhyme being a strong influence,
too, of course.
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