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From:  Cecelia Smith
Date:  Thu Oct 29, 1998  1:03 am
Subject:  Re: iconicity

In a message dated 10/27/98 11:44:23 PM Eastern Standard Time,

> However there are words in English and other spoken languages which sound
> like
> their meaning. For example: Thunder. or better yet: teeny tiny. These
> onomonopaeic words are, for all intents and purposes iconic. My 2 cents.
> Cheryl

hmmm.. I've heard this before, but I still don't get how "teeny tiny" sounds
very small. Or how "thunder" sounds like that glorious rolling sound... I
guess I've never really accepted onomonopia as an explanation for words too
much... including things like woof and meow, because other languages/cultures
don't think that dogs say woof.


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522 New Schools in 1999 Valerie Sutton Thu  10/29/1998

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