Stutter vs. hesitation like eh..., uh...

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Daniel López, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Daniel López Senior Member


    I would like to know if there's a specific term that could be applied to hesitations in speech like um... or eh... uh... By the way, I don´t know how to write these /eeeee/ /aaaaaaa/ sounds when they represent just hesitation in speech (and not, for instance, huh? /ha/ as a question)

    Thank you in advance for your always kind and most useful help.
  2. pops91710

    pops91710 Senior Member

    I think the word you are looking for is stammering.
  3. nelliot53

    nelliot53 Senior Member

    Puerto Rico
    Spanish-[PR]; English-[US]
  4. St. Nick Senior Member

    Uh, technically they're "disfluencies," but we usually just call them, um, "fillers."

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