Spoken Language Terminology

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Q F V D N P Q W H H C B X H D S B O S K
A D J A C E N C Y P A I R S O L U N V O
W A Q Q F J E O V V B O V T R X Y A I C
D I N T E R R U P T I O N M M R I M A S
X Q A J O V V P M E M B H B N Y J J R V
F U R B V L U E W M M O H F A C P I R C
W O X G E T X S E H V R D V O O I E Q Y
A C H G R N O U S A W L G I J X L Q I Y
B O X D L E C A L S I G R B A L E W J R
N L Y Q A C G P J M M B W F I T L B I C
D L Y Q P C P D G F P Q C F Y I I D G M
M O C K P A C E Q Q K A S K Y M S X K J
S Q G R I M I C R O P A U S E E I T K M
N U V C N V M I V G B B Q C G D O N L V
Q I B L G D M O D C Y H N Y E P N L N K
E A U E C A X V F S N B K Y Q A G K I A
I L W I R I Q R P U G S R N E U I O T A
C N F W T Q X J N X K A B M U S S R F T
A O X Q J O W P R R T F Q B R E Y E U R
G T S E J B Y R I C L L D G T A R K B K

Clues

  • A longer pause, number of seconds in a bracket (2) (5, 5)
  • A short pause of less than half a second (.) (10)
  • A sound someone makes that functions like a pause (6, 5)
  • Actual words that function as a pause (6)
  • Blurring or slurring words together (7)
  • Chatty, informal language (10)
  • One person takes over speaking in the middle of another person's speaking (12)
  • Standard pairs of interactions (9, 5)
  • Two or more people speaking at the same time (11)
  • Way of pronunciation based on where you are from (6)

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