Teenagers, right?! When they're not complaining about cleaning their rooms they're achieving nuclear fusion. Who can understand them?
Linguist James Harbeck can--kinda? As part of an awesome article for The Week, Harbeck "translated" teen-speak--"duhhh," "auuggghhh"--into academic linguist-jargon. That sort of annoying, fed-up, you-just-don't-understand sigh? "Glottal stop, reduced mid central unrounded vowel, long glottal fricative," according to Harbeck, who's totally game in this video to oscillate between professorial cadence and P.O'd teen who just wants to borrow the car for like one night.
Be sure to check out the ful article here.
them scientists might be better off trying to ascertain a mystery: for the past years, my home seems to be harboring a third child i never knew about, just goes by the name of Idunno. When i ask: "Who left the fridge door open" Ans: "I Dunno. "Who let in the cat!?! - "Idunno" "Who left his skateboard on the hallway" Yup, you guessed it -- "I Dunno".
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