gitl_eli7 (gitl_eli7) wrote in linguaphiles,
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When you don't know the words

I've heard English speakers using "da da da", "la la la", or "doo doo doo" when singing a song without words or one they don't know the words to.  Among Hebrew speakers I've heard "ta na na" or "da da di da", and often "nay nay nay", "ay yay yay" or "oy yoy yoy" for religious melodies.  Which filler sounds have you heard in other languages or cultures?

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