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An interjection, also known as an exclamation, is a word, phrase, or sound used to convey an emotion such as surprise, excitement, happiness, or anger. Interjections are very common in spoken English, but they appear in written English as well. Capable of standing alone, they are grammatically unrelated to any other part of a sentence.
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English part of speechpart of speech,
in traditional English grammar, any one of about eight major classes of words, based on the parts of speech of ancient Greek and Latin. The parts of speech are noun, verb, adjective, adverb, interjection, preposition, conjunction, and pronoun.
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 consisting of exclamatory words such as oh, alas, and ouch. They are marked by a feature of intonation that is usually shown in writing by an exclamation point (see punctuationpunctuation
[Lat.,=point], the use of special signs in writing to clarify how words are used; the term also refers to the signs themselves. In every language, besides the sounds of the words that are strung together there are other features, such as tone, accent, and pauses,
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). Many languages have classes like interjections.



a part of speech that includes invariable words which are usually not morphologically divisible and which appear in speech as one-unit sentences. Interjections fulfill an expressive or hortatory function, expressing, for example, the speaker’s feelings (Oh!; Oho!), a call (Hey!; Chick-chick!), or an order (Shoo!). They can be expressed by sounds and sound clusters that are not typical for a given language, for example, the labial trilled resonant (tpru!, “Whoa!”) or the combination [d‘z’] (dzin’-dzin\ “dingdong”).

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Premdas argues that the crisis faced by the country following the 1987 coup had been in the making for a long time, `below the veneer of racial calm projected to the outside world, there had lurked fierce torrents of interjectional suspicion, fear and potential strife'.
Their titles evince the cross-cultural range of his poetics: "Song of the Andoumboulou" derives from the French anthropologist Marcel Griaule's research among the Dogon peoples of Mali, and while "mu" takes its name from jazz trumpeter Don Cherry's album titles, it derives additional resonance from Jane Harrison's Themis: "A myth is not merely a word spoken; it is a re-utterance or pre-utterance, it is a focus of emotion Possibly the first muthos was simply the interjectional utterance mu" (21).
T topic S subject O object Q question particle C complementizer KP Kakari particle IP interjectional particle EP emphatic particle QP quotation particle ITP interactional particle Inj.