from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who has the faculty or gift of speaking with tongues; one who is supposed to be miraculously endowed with the gift of tongues.


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  • The same impoverishment of formal devices is found in examples of religious glossolalia, with an exaggerated tendency towards repetition, syllable reduplication, vocalic parallelism, open syllabification, excessive symmetry in contrasts, an impoverished inventory of sounds -- whatever the mother tongue of the glossolalist. [p. 100] ... and that appears in an analysis of Martian.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVIII No 4 1991


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