Stammering was Re: Weaknesses of Nine Lifed Enchanters and Re A Sinister Subject

Rowland, Jennifer A B jennifer.rowland at ic.ac.uk
Mon Apr 2 05:50:40 EDT 2001


Ven:
>Slightly on topic you don't get severe stammerers in books, let 
>alone television. I've thought of having a go but realised it would be 
>very frustrating to the reader to go through an accurate 
>representation of clotted speech. Perhaps it could be done by 
>contrasting the elegant sentences forming in the character's head 
>with the travesties they are forced to come out with. (Does this 
>topic strike a nerve with me, oh yes).

I'm sure I've seen a couple of stammerers recently, in comedies (not *quite*
making fun of them, more of the people they are talking to)- the Fast Show? 
Jenhifer
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