|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.