Having fun with words
“She had always wanted words, she loved them;
grew up on them.
Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.”
Michael Ondaatje 1943 –
from The English Patient.
I am sure by now, you know that I am a logophile – a lover of words. From a very young age, I have been fascinated by words. I just love words. I like the sound of them, I like to see them written down, I like to see them used by others in different ways, and I just like playing with them.
Today, as the Rain Drips, from somewhere in the back of this elderly brain, came the word Onomatopoeia. I am sure you know what it means but my dictionary defines it as –“The formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated, such as hiss.” My late husband’s favourite…
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