The interface with other types
of ‘sensory’ phones I
Many African languages also have ophresaesthemes,
words to describe very specific smells.
A popular one in Nigeria/Cameroun is the ‘smell
of fresh dogmeat’, admittedly not common in European contexts.
n2. These do not fill the same syntactic slot
as ideophones and behave
more like invariant nouns.
Nonetheless they appear to fill the same experiential slot as ideophones.