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What is stuttering?

Definition: "To enunciate certain words with difficulty and with frequent halting and repetition of the initial consonant of a word or syllable." from the Medical Dictionary of Medical Terms

Any break in the flow of speech may sound like stuttering. These breaks may be described as partor whole word repetitions (e.g. bu-bu-butter); phrase repetitions (e.g. what is the...what is the...what is the answer?); sound prolongations (f-f-f-flower); or any form of struggling behaviourassociated with the production of speech. Stuttering is the term more often used by North Americans. Stammering is the term more frequently used by the British.

From the brochure, "Stuttering", produced by the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

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