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Interjections
(...are NOT the same as onomatopoeia)


What's the difference between interjection and onomatopoeia?

Onomatopoeia = sounds that don't have any meaning.

Interjections = sounds that have meaning.

Listen Interjection Meaning
 

Ah! Understanding
Aw! Disappointment
Darn! Strong disappointment
Eeek! Fear
Hey! Good or Bad
Hurray! Happiness
Mmmmmm! Deliciousness (Tastiness)
Mm, hmm = Yes
Uh, uh
[sounds like: uht, uht]
= No
Oh, no!   /   Uh, oh! sound of in-coming trouble! (something bad is going to happen)
Oops!   /   Uh, oh! sound of mistake
(something bad just happened)
Ouch!   /   Ow! Pain
Wow! Surprise  (Awe)
Yahoo! Gladness
Yawn Sleepiness
Yea!  /  Yay! Pleasant Surprise
Yuck! Disgust
Yum!   /   Yummy! Deliciousness (Tastiness)
 

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