Spoken Language Terminology

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

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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