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Ideophone

Ideophone

An ideophone is a member of a set of words that

  • are phonologically distinguishable from other words in a language
  • are often onomatopoeic, and
  • form one or more syntactic classes or subclasses, most typically adverbial.

(Hausa)

Hausa adverbs have a distinctive obstruent-vowel-obstruent pattern, as in the following:

  • kaf ‘completely’
  • kas ‘specklessly’
  • kat ‘with a snapping sound’
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Source: Schachter 1985

Schachter, Paul. 1985. "Parts-of-speech systems." In Shopen 1985b

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