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As odd as they sound, these are expressions in the Japanese language that quickly get to the point of what one wants to express, in a simple and direct manner known as Onomatopoetic Expressions.
Onomatopoetic words like pan and chin are quite common in Japanese and add a lot of nuance to the language.
Two theories have been started to solve this problem: the Onomatopoetic, according to which roots are imitations of sounds; and the
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a supporter of the Onomatopoetic theory of language; that is to say, he supposes words to be formed by the imitation of ideas in sounds; he also recognises the effect of time, the influence of foreign languages, the desire of euphony, to be formative principles; and he admits a certain element of chance.
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