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?
Don't cry, I was only joking
Here is a short list:
So whatcha think....? What are your favorite sound-words?
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.
Jami McBride wrote:
Root words are cool. It's very interesting to trace the meaning of words, I'm sure you've had an adventure in your Hebrew journey.
A tangent to this thread would be another with lists of the best dictionaries, thesauruses,
encyclopedias then move ahead to those same resources that are online.
Then a spelling bee with quizmasters uploading little audio files with the words to be spelled -
answers posted here until the winner emerges.
I have always been a good speller as I was taught the phonetic method in the 2nd grade by an excellent teacher.
And I took Latin in school.
....I'm rambling like Rose McKaskie (has become a fixture at permies, interesting too!).
Hmmm.. is it thesauruses or thesaurii.
A tangent to this thread would be another with lists of the best dictionaries,
American heritage collegiate no contest best usage guides and etymology
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