|From:||David Peterson <digitalscream@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 22, 2001, 16:42|
Let's take these one at a time, shall we?
In a message dated 6/22/01 1:32:59 AM, claudio.soboll@GMX.DE writes:
<< a "cats hiss", [to express the feeling of a forewarn] Sure,
but that's an animal noise.
a "spit sound" , [to express the feeling of scorn,disrespect] I
don't know what sound you mean.
a "fart sound" , [to express the feeling frustration] What?! Do
you fart when you're frustrated?
a "donald duck quak sound", [to express the feeling of joy] I have never
heard this, except from Donald Duck.
a "guttural hum", [to express the feeling of satisfaction] This is
a "guttural growl", [to express the feeling of anger] >> So is this.
Yes, there is a term for these, but I forget what it is... Someone will
remember. Anyway, it's just like there's really a bilabial trill in English,
and it's only used to express that one is cold: "Brrrr!". There's also a
lateral click, used to spur on a horse. In Arabic, there's a dental click
that means "no". Anyway, maybe the "spit sound", or even the "fart sound" is
the voiceless bilabial trill that's accompanied by a rolling of the eyes
which means, "That sounds stupid".
Anyway, no, these are not morphemes; they're something else.