“Farewell, Mr. Ideophone: William J. Samarin (1926-2020)”

I ran across this lovely blog post after getting distracted by a LINGTYP thread on ideophones:

It turns out that William Samarin passed away just last year. Among many other works, mostly on African languages and ideophones, Samarin wrote a classic fieldwork manual. But this post by Mark Dingemanse reveals the Samarin the person, and perhaps a bit of Samarin the Poet.

I won’t take any quotes out of context here, but just encourage you to take a look.

:pray:

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