In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Yet the aural discipline plays a major part in poetic meaning, in ways that go far beyond mere onomatopoeia.
- 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’.
- The Latin word was tussis, with its own form of onomatopoeia, giving modern words like toux, tosse (Italian and Portuguese), and toz (Spanish).
- It may have imagery, alliteration, and/or onomatopoeia if desired by the writer.
- ‘Zing’ was the only proper onomatopoeia one could ever really come up with.
- Even in its expression it aims at excellence by means of word-play, onomatopoeia, and so forth.
- 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.
- I've been thinking recently about onomatopoeia: the sound words we use to describe actions.
- Some people just use onomatopoeia, while others insist on miming the playing of drums and crashing of cymbals.
- 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.
- What he admired in these poets was their inventive use of word and sound in every device of onomatopoeia, alliteration, pun and palindrome.
- 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.
- Did you ever consider approaching your linguistics department with a master's thesis solely dedicated to onomatopoeia?
- The sounds of living, onomatopoeia and words, were the purpose of that voice.
- It combines - appropriately in four letters - the notion of ripping, rooting, offing and torting in mellifluous onomatopoeia.
- I asked his teacher when they studied onomatopoeia.
- Let's just say there's an element of onomatopoeia in the phrase.
- This seems like the sort of place that would take onomatopoeia too far.
- The book is largely wordless, relying instead on a symphony of 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.
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.