Word Ways


This, I learn, is an old idea, but it is new to me, and readers may not mind some fresh examples. By a stutterance (stammered utterance -- no doubt some more pretentious term already exists) I mean a sentence (ideally) in which each unit of sound is at once repeated. The stutterance will be of the first, second, third, etc. order according as the unit of sound is a monosyllable, disyllable, trisyllable, etc., and of the first, second, etc. degree according as the echo is single, double, etc.