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    How are people who talk in their dreams called?

    Hi Teachers,

    How are people who talk in their dreams called? Are they sleep talkers? I know the action is 'sleep talking', but what about the people?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: How are people who talk in their dreams called?

    I have heard only 'talking in their sleep', not 'sleep-talking'.

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    Re: How are people who talk in their dreams called?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I have heard only 'talking in their sleep', not 'sleep-talking'.
    Hi 5jj,
    Thank you for your reply. I've heard both. So there is no name for the people who do that. Is there?

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    Re: How are people who talk in their dreams called?

    They are called somniloquists.

    somniloquy (sɒmˈnɪləkwɪ)

    — n , pl -quies
    (rare) the act of talking in one's sleep

    [C19: from Latin somnus sleep + loqui to speak; compare soliloquy ]

    som'niloquist
    — n
    (Dictionary.com)

    Your question should have been

    'What are people who talk in their dreams called?'

    Rover

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    Re: How are people who talk in their dreams called?

    @ L54. Note the word 'rare' in the definition Rover provided. I doubt if many people have ever heard or seen the word. The meaning is clear to those of us who have some Latin, but there aren't that many of us around these days.

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    Re: How are people who talk in their dreams called?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    @ L54. Note the word 'rare' in the definition Rover provided. I doubt if many people have ever heard or seen the word. The meaning is clear to those of us who have some Latin, but there aren't that many of us around these days.
    Hi 5jj,
    Thank you. Without a doubt.

    Best,
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    Re: How are people who talk in their dreams called?

    The common way is to say X talks in his/her sleep.

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