Sunday, June 22, 2008

Word Shape Onomatopoeia

rhinoceros is one of the first words you learn to associate with R.

rhino exhibits the phenomenon when the h (which I called a rhino h) pops up above the x line to create a horn, just like rhinos have. So it's like onomatopoeia (where a word sounds like what it is: bang, meow, etc) but visual instead of aural.

Anyone have another example of this phenomena?

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