Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 00:02:41 -0700 From: Rima & Kim McKinzey 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. Rima >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 > continues. > >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. > > Daniel