In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I've been thinking recently about onomatopoeia: the sound words we use to describe actions.
- It may have imagery, alliteration, and/or onomatopoeia if desired by the writer.
- It's obvious I'm horribly out of place: I don't know what onomatopoeia means, I don't like metafiction, I haven't read any of the Brontë sisters, and I don't care about the correct placement of semi-colons; I'm on edge.
- Some people just use onomatopoeia, while others insist on miming the playing of drums and crashing of cymbals.
- Even in its expression it aims at excellence by means of word-play, onomatopoeia, and so forth.
- You talk about the ‘undercurrent of muddlement’ and I love the way you've used the word ‘muddlement’, because ‘muddlement’ almost has an onomatopoeia; there is muddlement in ‘muddlement’.
- What he admired in these poets was their inventive use of word and sound in every device of onomatopoeia, alliteration, pun and palindrome.
- The sounds of living, onomatopoeia and words, were the purpose of that voice.
- The Latin word was tussis, with its own form of onomatopoeia, giving modern words like toux, tosse (Italian and Portuguese), and toz (Spanish).
- If you're sceptical about the role played by sound symbolism and straight-out onomatopoeia in word origins, Liberman marshals some impressive evidence in its favour.
- It combines - appropriately in four letters - the notion of ripping, rooting, offing and torting in mellifluous onomatopoeia.
- Did you ever consider approaching your linguistics department with a master's thesis solely dedicated to onomatopoeia?
- I asked his teacher when they studied onomatopoeia.
- From time to time, of course, name and music fuse, and you get a kind of etymological perfection that's somehow close to onomatopoeia.
- This seems like the sort of place that would take onomatopoeia too far.
- ‘Zing’ was the only proper onomatopoeia one could ever really come up with.
- Let's just say there's an element of onomatopoeia in the phrase.
- There is a penchant for onomatopoeia in this poetry that insists on the glottal while pushing toward an uncanny, tin-canny tune: gling and ting, KABOOM and kerpow, dzziitt, shh sh, tsk tsk.
- Yet the aural discipline plays a major part in poetic meaning, in ways that go far beyond mere onomatopoeia.
- The book is largely wordless, relying instead on a symphony of onomatopoeia.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.