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Re: morphems ?

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, June 22, 2001, 21:46
claudio wrote:
> > sorry for my stupid question but wheres the border betwee morphems and > other "noises" of human mouths ? > like > a "cats hiss", [to express the feeling of a forewarn] > a "spit sound" , [to express the feeling of scorn,disrespect] > a "fart sound" , [to express the feeling frustration] > a "donald duck quak sound", [to express the feeling of joy] > a "guttural hum", [to express the feeling of satisfaction] > a "guttural growl", [to express the feeling of anger] > etc. > > arent this linguistical elements as well ? > are their lists about them at all ?
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by this question. Morphemes are made up of phonemes. These sounds are what would be called "Paralinguistic sounds" or something like that. They're not linguistic, that is, they're not used as part of the language. A "cat hiss" cannot be used as part of a word, for instance. -- Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42