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Re: Morphems

From:Justin Mansfield <jdm314@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 26, 2001, 0:23
On Mon, 25 Jun 2001 02:43:00 -0400, D Tse <exponent@...> wrote:
>Japanese definitely has many of these. I have an entire book with >onomatopoeic words that not only simulate sounds but feelings ("Nihongo >Pera Pera!, Millington). These are heavily used in comic books. Examples of >them are "jin jin" which is apparently the feeling that you get when you >are about to cry, "kachi kachi" stubborn, hard-headed (you can just hear >the hardness!), "kyan kyan" yelp of a dog in pain, and a very strange >one "pokkuri", the sound of suddenly dying.
My favorite is "garann" the sound made by a totally silent room. JDM
> >Imperative