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Re: Morphems

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Sunday, June 24, 2001, 23:31
Dan Sulani wrote:
> Question: > 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". -- 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


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