Speech disfluency

Speech disfluency

American speech is punctuated with "uh" & "um", English speech with "er" & "erm", Japanese with "ā", "anō", & "ēto", German with "äh", French with "euh". Basically, every language uses different sounds to interrupt themselves while their brain is working on forming thoughts into words.

Previous Fact Next Fact
Categories: LanguagePlaces

Latest FactRepublic Video

32 Incredible Easter Eggs You Missed in Harry Potter Movies