“Householder credits J.R. Firth with the term phonestheme, which a number of us who developed the theme in the '40s and' 50s adopted; one could generalize the discipline as phonesthematics, I suppose.”
“The word phonestheme is, of course, a blending of phoneme and esthetic, indicating quite elegantly the tendency of certain sounds to acquire esthetic or emotional connotations.”
“About 30 such word constellations in a corpus of 350+ Siwu ideophones (with on average 2 members) 71 out of 353 ideophones (about 20%) partake in this kind of phonestheme networks”
“Webster's Third defines phonestheme as "the common feature of sound occurring in a group of symbolic words.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘phonestheme’.
Compare with "phono-, phon-, -phony"
(a list specifically "relating to sound") by hap_e_wordnik.
I'm just phoning it in these days (obviously).
A list of words whose meanings I am learning, either because a) I don't know the meaning b) I know the meaning, but could stand to better appreciate certain inflections or secondary meanings or c) ...
words for talking about talk (or writing)
and the like
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