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Labefy

Postby Grogie » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:29 am

To impair or weaken. ''He had to get a ride home because his excessive alcohol consumption had labefied him.''

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Postby sluggo » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:50 am

-- thus "labefied" would be another synonym for plastered, hammered, or the irrepressible schnockered?
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Postby Slava » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:10 pm

sluggo wrote:-- thus "labefied" would be another synonym for plastered, hammered, or the irrepressible schnockered?
I wouldn't say so. Labefy doesn't necessarily mean drunk. Lack of food and water would tend to labefy, also. Age might do it, too.

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Postby sluggo » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:53 pm

Glad to hear that, 'cause "we got labefied last night" just doesn't carry the impact of "we got schnockered".
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Postby Slava » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:18 pm

Labefied by the skill with which his date had infucated herself, Bob felt he was the luckiest man on Earth.

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Postby saparris » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:54 am

Labefied by the skill with which his date had infucated herself, Bob felt he was the luckiest man on Earth.
Going out with a painted woman will labefy you every time.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:34 pm

On St. Paddy's day the bars will be full of infucated
women - all green! And probably a few men as well.
Many of them labefied and not with food.
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Postby saparris » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:50 pm

On St. Paddy's day the bars will be full of infucated women - all green! And probably a few men as well. Many of them labefied and not with food.
Which is neither gentlemanly or "ladified."
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:46 pm

As if they cared. But oh, the next morning, they will.
And I know their work will be impaired and weakened,
labefied.
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Postby saparris » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:40 pm

As if they cared. But oh, the next morning, they will. And I know their work will be impaired and weakened, labefied.
But if you caution them against over-indulging before they become labefied, they are likely to give you the raspberries, which, in phonetic parlance, is a voiceless exolabio-lingual trill.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:49 pm

I refuse to look up all those words. You're the one in
the holistic mood: define please.
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Postby saparris » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:45 pm

voiceless exolabio-lingual trill....
Linguists, especially those who study phonetics, use these and other terms to describe speech sounds.

Voiceless sounds don't involve the vocal chords (p, t, and s are voiceless, whereas b, d, and z are voiced).

exolabio-lingual means with the tongue outside of the lips.
exo= outside of (like exoskeleton)
labio/labial = pertaining to the lips
lingual = pertaining to the tongue

a trill is a series of vibrations, or flaps, or two organs of speech--like trilled r's in Spanish, where the tongue flaps against the alveolar ridge.

There are lots more terms (dental, glottal, etc. describe parts of the speech organs that make sounds; stops, continuants, fricatives, plosives, etc. describe how these speech organs are involved as air passes through).

That's probably more than you want to know.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:46 pm

Oh, you're so smart, almost mensa. I am impressed. You
must be part speech pathologist, or it is the juleps.
But yes it is more than I wanted to know. Not that I have
not know the terms, just not putting them all together
as you did.
Now, how do they fit in with labefied??
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Postby saparris » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:14 pm

Now, how do they fit in with labefied??
If reminded me of labial, which prompted the phonetic analysis. It's really within context if you follow the thread.
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Postby Slava » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:34 pm

saparris wrote:If reminded me of labial, which prompted the phonetic analysis. It's really within context if you follow the thread.
Speaking of labials, I always thought the raspberry was a bi-labial fricative.

As to pronunciation, I've found only one, and if I read it correctly, labefy is LAB-e-fy. Labial is LABE-i-al. For what it's worth.


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