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posted 28/11/2018

Words That Go Ping: Onomatapoeia with Sylvia Rosenblum

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Barbara Lasserre’s latest book is called Words That Go Ping and subtitled The ridiculously wonderful world of onomatopoeia. And a wonderful world it is!

Barbara was Sylvia’s guest on Arts Wednesday 18 November 2018.

Learn about words that sound like the action described and how those actions – such as a heartbeat – are expressed differently in different languages eg Arabic: ratama-ratama or tum tum; Hebrew: bum-bum; Hindi: dhakdhak; Indonesian: deg-degan; Italian: tu tump; Latvian and Lithuanian: tuk-tuk and Japanese: dokidoki.

 

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