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Synchuistic

Created by: gabngar

Pronunciation: Sink-wistick

Sentence: no.

Etymology: Synch: to match or fuse Linguistic: as pertains to language

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Vocamulate

Created by: staggolee

Pronunciation: vo-KA-myoo-LAYT vo (as in vote)-KA (as in cat)-myoo-LAYT

Sentence: I admire her so much, I try to vocamulate her speaking style.

Etymology: v. [Seattle-American English---vocal: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vōcālis, from vōx, vōc + emulate: Latin aemulārī, aemulāt-, from aemulus, emulous]

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Linguaclone

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: lin-GWA-klone

Sentence: When Bob found himself marooned on a tiny desert island with a group of survivors, whose mother tongue was Esperanto, and uttered the palindrome "Sane volema kara rara kamelo venas" (a healthily wishful dear rare camel is coming), he realized that he had fully linguacloned with them.

Etymology: Lingua(l):tongue,speech, language & Clone:identical copy. And let's not forget the rhyme with the self-study language course: Linguaphone

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and if you happen to like run on sentences you would be a linguaclonedrone - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-12: 11:18:00

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Cloneunciation

Created by: Syzygy

Pronunciation: Clo-nun-si-ay-shun

Sentence: After a few drinks with her Southerner friends, Megan began to coneunciate a Southern drawl.

Etymology: Clone and Pronounce

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Crap

Created by: leeannhamers

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Localocution

Pseudonym

Created by: Pseudonym

Pronunciation: low-kal-lo-kew-shun

Sentence: "Thirty minutes in a departure lounge, and I'm already doing localocution!"

Etymology: locality + locution

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Palingo

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Created by: sparkles510

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Ami's new attitude was definitely influenced by palingo from Jess.

Etymology:

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Simitation

Created by: Nettle

Pronunciation: sim-i-tay-shun

Sentence: Austin found himself simitating a Northumbrian accent while touring the area, attempting to sell vacuum cleaners to people who already own one.

Etymology: imitation + simulation with a dash of simian, because it's an instinctive behaviour and a little monkey-like.

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Vocallies

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: voh-kuh-lahyz

Sentence: John spent a weekend in Brooklyn and began to vocallies by saying "fugetaboudit" all the time.

Etymology: vocal + lies

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Audiosmosis

Created by: ScrabbledEgg

Pronunciation: aw-dee-ahz-moe-sis

Sentence: Although initially bewildered, I too was soon speaking in a thick Scottish brogue, thanks to audiosmosis.

Etymology: audio + osmosis

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Comments:

Jabberwocky - 2007-09-12: 10:46:00
and if you happen to like run on sentences you would be a linguaclonedrone

MrDave2176 MrDave2176 - 2007-09-12: 21:43:00
Does that mean if you drone on endlessly to people on a mobile you are a cellphone linguaclonedrone?

'OMG YGLT Shakespeare'

DEFINITION: To unconsciously adopt the vocal mannerisms and linguistic stylings of the people with whom you are speaking.

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