echoic words http://iowapublicradio.org en Word Maven: Echoic Words http://iowapublicradio.org/post/word-maven-echoic-words <p>Boom, shimmy, giggle, squeak… these words are called echoic words, words whose sound echo what they stand for. Host Charity Nebbe talks with English language expert <a href="http://www.grammarphobia.com/" target="_blank">Patricia O’Conner</a> about these and other <span class="st">onomatopes </span>that belong to the English language.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:11:26 +0000 Charity Nebbe 9766 at http://iowapublicradio.org Word Maven: Echoic Words