ideophone


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ideophone

(ˈɪdɪəʊˌfəʊn)
n
a sound that represents a complete idea
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It is an archaic word which is not often used, originating from the ideophone nyoto (to go down, to sink), from which the noun senyo(to) has been derived.
This placename is itself multi-morphemic as pwenty is a placename suffix meaning 'range, hills' and lerrere is an ideophone meaning 'swish' or 'whoosh'.
Some of the apps that were selected were 'Go Surakhsheit' app developed by Hughes Systique Corporation, 'Nirbhaya' developed by Pune-based Smart Cloud Infotech Limited, FightBack by Tech Mahindra, 'Sentinel' by Technosol Pvt Ltd, 'SafeBridge' by Telerik India, 'iFollow' by Aucupa Innovative Solutions, 'One Touch SOS' by Ideophone, 'inE' by Rain Concert Technologies Pvt.
By using the ideophone bihli (gliding or falling apart), Makhambeni illustrates that this person's belly was so big that it rested comfortably on his knees.
Sandeep Bhaskar and L BalaSundaraRaman from Ideophone, a start-up company in Bangalore, working to solve commuter challenges via mobile applications, were adjudged the grand prize winner under the Judges' Choice Award for their app @Autofare that lets you know the auto fare between two places in a city via SMS.
It is quite another to learn that his farm came to be known as "Chigodore," the name being derived from the Shona ideophone godo, "of striking someone on the head with a stick.
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He did his Master's dissertation on Tsonga folk tales and his Doctorate, in 1982, on `the ideophone, or onomatopoeia, in African languages'.
Doke describes the ideophone as "A vivid representation of an idea in sound [.
The use of the ideophone khuhle in "kuhlwile khuhle", suggests that the employer thought the black worker was a fool who lacked knowledge about his rights.
Hence, Osundare tells us that "meaning is sounding and sounding is meaning" ("My Poetry" 25) and he notes that "in a language given to euphony, the ideophone mediates the territory between the idea and the sounding which enables its meaning" ("My Poetry" 55).
Chohoon in line 6 is an ideophone denoting not only the generous amount of hair but also the persona's elation.