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Re: onomatopeyics in conlangs

From:JOEL MATTHEW PEARSON <mpearson@...>
Date:Friday, November 20, 1998, 21:56
On Fri, 20 Nov 1998, Carlos Thompson wrote:

> Has any conlang used onomatopeyics for genera vocabulary?
Tokana has a number of onomatopoetic verbs for animal calls and other sounds: laka "bark like a dog" miauha "mew like a cat" niuka "grunt like a pig" uhna kahkaiah "crow like a rooster" (lit. "sing kah-ka-yaa") ksiama "sneeze" haukia "cough" hektuta "hiccough" sysa "hiss" kehta "belch, break wind" A few animal names are onomatopoetic as well: houn "owl" miua "cat" Matt.