(ya: "In Japanese, kireji—"cutting-words, used to separate or set off statements"—are onomatopoeic, and 'have the meaning that lies in themselves as sounds.'" (Sato, One Hundred Frogs.)... Another quote from Sato: "Basho himself simply said, 'Every sound unit is a kireji.'")
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