Spoken Language Terminology

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

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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