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si luh buhl

  • n  a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme
    the word `pocket' has two syllables

  • In one typical exchange here, 38 spoken words out of 39 are just one syllable long (the exception is "cannot").
  • Unlike Robert (Mutt) Lange, the obsessive genius behind ACDC and Shania Twain, he has never ordered 80 consecutive vocal takes of a one-syllable lyric.
  • But there was no Braille alphabet for the 42 syllable characters of that complex Asian language, so she developed one in just two weeks.
Quotes

  • Stan Lee in KCRA.com
    I was very upset with (director) Louis Leterrier about it because I only say one syllable -- the only thing I say is 'Wow,'Lee joked in an @ The Movies interview Tuesday. "I wanted to stretch the role, so when I first said the line, I...
  • Jon Landau in Irish Times
    Landau wrote of the show: "Springsteen is like a cross between Chuck Berry, early Bob Dylan and Marlon Brando. Every gesture, every syllable adds something to his ultimate goal - to liberate our spirit when he liberates his by baring his soul...
  • Holly Benson in Bradenton Herald
    It's very bad. It's many three and four syllable words. So we worked to make sure it was more simple,Benson said, displaying a revised version that is easier to read.

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