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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@...> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_