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  • n. Plural form of phonestheme.

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Examples

  • Word-initial phonesthemes ny - [ɲ] for torsion [wriggling, wrinkling, twisting] 9 fits: nyakãnyakã 'wrinkled [e.g. paper, visual & tactile]'; nyɛgɛdɛɛ 'twisted, crooked'; nyɛmɛrɛ-nyɛmɛrɛ 'small snake wriggling'; nyɔ̃ɔ̃ɔ̃ 'big snake wriggling' nyɛ̀nɛ̀nɛ̀nɛ̀ 'shivering of cold'; nyɔkɔ̃tɔ̃ɔ̃

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