Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 00:02:41 -0700

From: Rima & Kim McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET

Subject: Neologism needed?

The following was forwarded to me by a friend and I thought this was the

appropriate venue to which to pass it along.


Dorothy Schwartzberg was here on Sunday and gave me a massage.

In the midst of my ullulations we decided to write an article on

"authentic massage pleasure sounds". Here is the list so far...

Yeep! -------- Sound made when going over a hot spot.

Airt' -------- Exclamation associated with pressure on a lymph node,

specifically in the armpit.

EeeeSha! ----- Two syllable plosive associated with first bunching a

long muscle and then releasing it as the massage stroke


Nmrnym ------- Murmur generated by spreading the pectorals

Thought you would like it, or have something to add. I've asked a

linguist friend for a techno term describing such nonlanguage, meaning

carrying utterances, but he is stumped. Too bad. It would have been so

nice to be highbrow.