Friday, May 31, 2013

A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds - The Week

The sounds people - especially young people - make in between the words they are saying are fascinating.

The following video provides a studied look at seven of them.

I also find the contemporary singers such as Rihanna and Kesha are doing a superb job of listening for such sounds and incorporating them in the the vocalizations of their lyrics

I don't find such sounds particularly annoying. I wonder if such sounds can be considered as words and therefore part of a vocabulary. Also I wonder if the sounds cross borders. Are they like the 'home' and 'refresh' icons in your browser and work in any language?

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