Re: verbal diarrhoea
|From:||Steve Kramer <scooter@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 17, 2001, 19:07|
I hadn't considered it before, but I imagine Firaphones using "la" as filler,
perhaps with a bit of a musical trill to it if they get really stuck. "Fira
---------< Original Message >---------
From: Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001
Subject: Re: verbal diarrhoea
Steve Kramer -=oOo=- scooter at buser dot net
Thought for today:
"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so
many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master--that's
>And what about French "ah beufffff!"
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Tristan Alexander McLeay <zsau@...>
>Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 5:44 AM
>Subject: verbal diarrhoea
>> I was just wondering what various con- and natlangs (and dialects) use to
>> 'umm' or 'aah'.
>> To start off with, Aussies tend to prefer 'umm', and I understand Japanese
>> 'anoo' (but I could be wrong).
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