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Re: Morphems

From:D Tse <exponent@...>
Date:Monday, June 25, 2001, 6:43
> >Come to think of it, English --- especially American >English --- is rather rich in sounds having common >written representations thanks to the "comics". > I wonder, do other langs with "comics" traditions >such as French or Japanese have similar amounts >of sounds with graphic represntations? >
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. Imperative


Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>