On Sa, 14.03.2009, 21:04, Robert Waage wrote:
> In Norwegian we have a similar derogative term for speaking: "Plapre".
This is reminiscent of German "plappern", which by its shape betrays its
non-High German origin, either in Low German or maybe even a northern
> The Spanish "hablar" also comes to mind.
It looks onomatopoetic all right, but it actually continues directly Latin
"fabulari" "to tell tales".