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    interlocutors, collocutor

    Would there be other synonyms to these words? Would the noun "co-talker" do?

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    Re: interlocutors, collocutor

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would there be other synonyms to these words? Would the noun "co-talker" do?
    No. I doubt if many people would understand the first two, either.

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    Re: interlocutors, collocutor

    Which word is used to mean the same thing?

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    Re: interlocutors, collocutor

    We'd normally say something like 'the person I was talking to'.

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    Re: interlocutors, collocutor

    Would such words as "co-speaker'' or "co-talker" exist in English?

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    Re: interlocutors, collocutor

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would such words as "co-speaker'' or "co-talker" exist in English?
    I suppose that if you were giving a lecture, you might refer to other speakers as your co-speakers.

    We would not use either word for people we were holding a conversation with.

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    Re: interlocutors, collocutor

    The only times I have seen these words used is in exam descriptions.

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    Re: interlocutors, collocutor

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The only times I have seen these words used is in exam descriptions.
    I had not heard the word before I became an UCLES examiner.

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    Re: interlocutors, collocutor

    Guess my source.

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