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).
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