Erikativ

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named for Erika Fuchs, who translated Mickey Mouse comics into German and used the form frequently.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Erikativ m

  1. (humorous) the "erikative"/"ericative" verb form, the verb stem without any personal ending, which is used to imitate a sound or indicate that an action is occurring

Usage notes[edit]

Lach and seufz are examples of the form; these words are used where someone writing in English chatspeak would write *laugh* or *sigh*.

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