idioglossia


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idioglossia

[‚id·ē·ə′gläs·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Speech or other vocalizations unique to an individual and generally incomprehensible to others; may be normal, as during childhood development, or representative of a pathological process.
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36) In Bend Sinister Nabokov makes a deliberate and very successful attempt at reproducing Joyce's idioglossia, more precisely, the well-known river speech of the novel: "Lithe, lithping, thin-lipped Ophelia, Amleth's wet dream, a mermaid of Lethe" (114).
In Prisoner's Dilemma the chief attempt was that idioglossia, the secret argot of Hobsonspeak.