Thomas Edison's "Around the World on the Phonograph" cylinder.
Allegedly made late October 1888.
David N. Lewis
Assistant Classical Editor
All Media Guide
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
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Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 2:55 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] earliest recording of "uh"/"um"/other disfluency?
On 18/06/04, Michael Erard wrote:
> I am a writer based in Austin, Texas, who is working on a book about
> verbal blundering, including speech slips and speech disfluencies. I
> wonder if you can help me find early recorded examples of these
> features of spoken language, including:
> uh, um, and other filled pauses repeated words ("I went went to the
> store") restarted sentences ("The main thing is -- Look at it this
> way...") stuttering (both by "normal" speakers and by people who
> stutter) silent pauses (not for effect, but because the speaker is
> looking for a word)
The famous Brahms cylinder from 1889 includes a restart.
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