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stam·mer

(stam'ĕr),
1. To hesitate in speech, halt, repeat, and mispronounce, by reason of embarrassment, agitation, unfamiliarity with the topic, or as yet unidentified physiologic causes. Compare: stutter.
2. To mispronounce or transpose certain consonants in speech.
[A.S. stamur]

stammer

(stăm′ər)
v. stam·mered, stam·mering, stam·mers
v.intr.
To speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
v.tr.
To utter with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
n.
A way of speaking characterized by involuntary pauses or repetitions.

stam′mer·er n.
stam′mer·ing·ly adv.

stam·mer

(stam'ĕr)
To hesitate in speech, halt, repeat, and mispronounce, by reason of embarrassment, agitation, unfamiliarity with the topic, or as yet unidentified physiologic causes.
[A.S. stamur]
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This special campaign will encourage both stammerers and their employers to be more open and honest about dysfluency and thus help them both to tackle the problem.
The answer: they were stammerers and what they shared was the evident agony of striving desperately to speak when the words would not come.
In a moving documentary, Gates helped other stammerers as a tutor on the McGuire programme, which helped him get rid of his speech impediment almost a decade ago.
Programmes like ours or more famously The King's Speech, show what a stammerer goes through.
BIRMINGHAM stammerers hope the new Colin Firth film will get people talking about speech impediments and become more understanding.
if you're talking to a stammerer,look them in the eye, focus on what they're talking about not the stammer; don't finish their words for them, but remain calm,patient and `smilepleasantly'.
The writer, who overcame a childhood stammer and has worked on the screenplay for 30 years, said that "for a stutterer, for a stammerer, to be heard is a wonderful thing.
As stammerer, there would be so many things that I was afraid to do which seemed so normal to other people.
THOSE who sign up are assigned to a 'graduate' - a successful recovering stammerer who can provide practical advice and emotional support.
SINGER and Dancing On Ice star Gareth Gates has told fellow stammerer Mushy - from the hit TV show Educating Yorkshire - that their high profile is helping a lot of people with speaking disorders.