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Named for Erika Fuchs, who translated Mickey Mouse comics into German and used the form frequently.
Erikativ m (plural Erikative)
- (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
- The interjections seufz, würg are examples of the form; these words are used where someone writing in English chatspeak would write *sigh* and the like.