Amir Toft: Onomatopoeia in Arabic

This week’s speaker talks about the phenomenon of onomatopoeia in Arabic, as conceived in modern and classical terms, with a handful of examples to illustrate. Animal sounds are but one example of the very rich part of the active Arabic lexicon whose sound evokes (or is thought to evoke) its meaning. We also listened to a piece of poetry, which you can listen to yourself here.

أصوات الحيوان والحكاية الصوتية في لسان العرب

Animal Sounds and Onomatopoeia in the Arabic Language

(Winter Quarter, Week 8: 27 February 2015)

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