Spoken Language Terminology

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

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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