A New Approach to Phonosemantics

Pramod Kumar Agrawal


It is a historical debate whether the sounds or phonemes have some natural meanings or not. The purpose of this paper is to propose a newly developed theory, explaining the relationship between sounds and their meanings. The paper suggests a unitary code, which is the root cause of every existence including animals and human. This unitary code carries a code of converting meanings into sounds. A model of structure of existence is explained in the paper, proposing placement of phonemes. The placements themselves explain the meanings of the phonemes. Paper provides the semantic values of maximum usable sounds of IPA (International Phonetic Alphabets). Devanagari representations of the IPA are also provided. A wide range of words, including all languages of the world, can be explained by using the semantic values proposed in the paper. To prove the correctness of the theory, we are providing herewith 95 words of English language. 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v6i1.5131

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