[b-hebrew] onomatopoeia [was: Words with sound that describe their meaning]

Dr. Joel M. Hoffman joel at exc.com
Wed Jun 28 12:26:48 EDT 2006

>Does anyone know examples of B-Hebrew words where the pronunciation
>(the sound) correspond to the meaning of the word?

RA'AM (thunder)
HAS ("shhh!")
GIMGEM (stutter), from a later dialect of Hebrew

and one of my favorite Hebrew words:

BAQBUQ (bottle).  It's the sound made when a liquid is poured from the


Joel M. Hoffman, PhD

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