Whew, I think it's time for more fun in our writing
Onomatopoeia anyone? (Sound words)
The noun onomatopoeia is thought to has been first used in around 1577 AD. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word onomatopoeia originates from the Greek word onomatopoiia meaning 'word-making'.
Onomatopoeia is pronounced: \ˌä-nə-ˌmä-tə-ˈpē-ə, -ˌma-\
Definition of Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia is the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle, bang, ahem and whew).
Onomatopoeia can be used as a linguistic device in many types of writings including jokes. Do you remember the old Knock-Knock jokes, even the name of this type of joke is another example of onomatopoeia.
Knock-knock Who's there? Boo Boo who? Don't cry, I was only joking
Here is a short list: achoo ahem baa bah bam bang bark bash bawl beep belch
So whatcha think....? What are your favorite sound-words?
Location: South Central Idaho
posted 8 years ago
Are you feeling better?
I'm not "caught up" in word sounds like I am in Ancient Root Word Meanings .. like Hebrew. Ever give that a try?
Water .. ARWM .. lifting up as in a jar from a well .. children .. mark,sign,banner .. miracle .. covenant ..
All I wanted to do was to see what the Bible meant in born again of the water and the spirit. I have now learned Hebrew and that was a five year trip, have Hebrew friends .. and read the Abrahamic Covenant by Steven M. Collins.
If you get too far from the stone age .. things go haywire.