onomatopoeic words

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onomatopoeic words

Postby Hanna » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:21 am

Hi
Something I've noticed. Onomatapoeic words in Arabic seem to be of the pattern:
فَعْفَعَ
or
فَعْفَعَة
Examples:
سقسقة قضقض
What do you think? Is this broadly true?

Cheers

Hanna
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