Re: Primary Interjections - Universals?
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 8, 2002, 14:51|
daniel andreasson scripsit:
> In all European languages (in my sample) except Finnish
> and Maltese (but including Hebrew, Hindi and Indonesian,
> which are not in the sample) the formula for the crowing
> was kVkVLVkV, where |V| is a vowel, |k| is [k] or [g] and
> |L| is [r] or [l].
Except English, whose "cock-a-doodle-doo" starts off promisingly,
especially in dialects where "d" is [r], but then goes off the rails.
John Cowan <jcowan@...> http://www.reutershealth.com
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