This research work handles the synonymous relation, namley synonymy of German sound vocabulary by means of the Tag Cloud from Duden online dictionary. From the synonymy that arises among the synonyms, for example ‘Geräusch, Laut, Stimme, Ton, Klang’ o ...
This research work handles the synonymous relation, namley synonymy of German sound vocabulary by means of the Tag Cloud from Duden online dictionary. From the synonymy that arises among the synonyms, for example ‘Geräusch, Laut, Stimme, Ton, Klang’ of the general sound words, we understand in this work firstly the synonymity, that is to say, the synonymical grade or the synonymity grade between the synonyms, secondly the co-hyper-/hyponymy, thirdly the hyper-/hyponymy, and finally the relation of the non-ranking. Based on the word cloud of Duden on the internet, the synonymity between the involved keywords is calculated by the number of their shared context words. The co-hyper-/hyponymy enters into force if the comparing keywords occur each other in the mutual context words, and the hyper-/hyponymy emerges in case a keyword appears in the context words of partner of comparison, but inversely impossible. The relation of the non-ranking stands provided the comparing keywords do not happen in the competing context words mutually.
As a result, “Stimme-Ton, Laut-Stimme, Ton-Geräusch” are the most synonymous (Grade 3) in all comparing pairs of the German sound words, “Laut-Klang, Ton-Klang, Laut-Ton, Laut-Geräusch, Klang-Geräusch” moderate (Grade 2), “Stimme-Geräusch” low (Grad 1), and “Stimme-Klang” is the least synonymous (Grade 0).
In Addition, the relation of the non-ranking (Stimme-Ton, Ton-Geräusch, Laut-Klang, Laut-Ton, Stimme-Geräusch) occupies mostly (50%, 5 of 10 comparison pairs), behind that (30%, 3 von 10) the hyper-/hyponymy (Laut-Stimme, Laut-Geräusch, Stimme-Klang), and residually (20%, 2 von 10) the relation of co-hyper-/hyponymy (Ton-Klang, Klang-Geräusch).