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Re: disfluencies (was Re: English syllable structure)

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, December 16, 2001, 13:40
Dan Sulani wrote:
>On 13 Dec, nicole dobrowolski wrote: > > > obconlang: does anyone have conlang equivilents to hesitation space > > fillers like 'uh' or 'um'? > >In rtemmu, one would say: "auzuv", a combination of the Imperative >prefix "au-" and the rate-of-change marker "zuv" for objectively >observed change at a rate too slow to notice. > The general idea is something like: "Put the world on hold!"
The Tairezazhen tend to fill out empty airspace in speech with [e:::::] (written _éééé_), while their linguistic cousins the Steianzhen prefer [@:::::::]. Obviously, a Tairezazh 'll tell you that that's the entire vocab of Steianzh (about two of three Steianzh vowels are schwas). Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.