Cirocco Jones (ciroccoj) wrote in linguaphiles,
Cirocco Jones
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Wordless expressions

There are many expressions in English that are easily understandable, but are so informal that they are often not thought of as actual words:

Yes: Uh-huh.
No: Uh-uh.
I made a mistake: Oops.
That hurt!: Ow! Ouch!
That's disgusting: Ew. Ick. Yuck. (though Yuck is sort of a word)
That's great!: Yay! Woot! Woo-hoo! Hurrah/hurray! (ditto for hurrah/hurray)
That's interesting: Huh.

What non-words do other languages use?
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