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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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The ideophones and expressives discussion list



Full Description: A discussion about ideophones/expressives and their use and place in natural languages. Often part of a separate word class within languages, these forms have been largely neglected in linguistic theory, despite their very common everyday occurrence in many languages.

Topics include (but are not limited to) the syntactic and pragmatic, inventory size, phonological, semantic, typological, and historical, and their place in a larger theory of language structure and use.
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