Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Olivier le Guen

Topic — expressives (2 entries)

Folk Definitions of Ideophones

Ideophones are marked words that depict sensory imagery, for example English hippety-hoppety ‘in a limping and hobbling manner’ or Siwu mukumuku ‘mouth movements of a toothless person eating’. They typicallyMore →


Expressives are a distinct class of words which denote sensory perceptions of the speaker; describing visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, haptic, emotional or other types of perceptions in relation to particularMore →