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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.



Muke Tever <alrivera@...>