Opaqueness and symbolism are characteristic of the prototypical word, whereas iconism
and transparency are characteristic of (poly)synthetic words (cp.
The language of the forest: Landscape and phonological iconism
Kolmogorov proved that poetry cannot be written in artificial languages, and Roman Jakobson proved the potential iconism
and hence the artistic aspect of natural languages (Lotman, Universe 18).
7) The actual impact of the video of Neda's death can be assessed through the juxtaposition of an excerpt of the video and the picture of a mural in Tehran that provides a good example of the iconism
of martyrdom in contemporary political Shiism.
contemporary taste, with a definite advantage for iconism
when it comes
But lasses also feature in many of his songs, and -on account of the homophony between the plural of both the plain and the diminutive forms of the noun lass- the sound iconism
of the diminutive may appear to be more frequent than written texts would suggest.
Such phenomena result from two cross-linguistic principles: 1) the semantic unmarkedness of the third person, a characteristic that was pointed out already by Roman Jakobson (1932) and Emile Benveniste (1946), and 2) the tendency of languages towards constructional iconism
Gell, Alfred 1995: 'The Language of the Forest: Landscape and Phonological Iconism
Peirce establishes three levels of iconism
within the hypoicon, which are ranking as tertiary: the Image , the Diagram, the Metaphor, whose representative nature is imposed thanks to the relationships established between two representations in parallel.
But I can't see in the opposition * woid-a / *wid-mes any stronger iconism
than in the ablauting root.
gravitate "in that iconism
of Neoplatonic and Hermetic tradition that will have one of its more completed expressions in the fifth dialogue of the first part of the Eroici furori by Giordano Bruno" (277), but that had already found a fertile ground in Ficino's work.
fuhrt" 1981: 43 [phonological change often leads to constructional iconism