|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, June 24, 2001, 23:31|
Dan Sulani wrote:
> Does this make the English paralinguistic click less
> "para" and more "linguistic" than in langs where one may
> express the sound but not directly quote someone else as having
> said it?
No, as that's simply a matter of orthography.
> And what status does the English "tsk", pronounced [tIsk],
> have? Is it also paralinguistic?
I'd call it onomatopoeia, like "oink" or "meow".
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