[Vocabulary] Does "Somniloquy" have any other synonyms?

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Hey :-D

I got this word "somniloquy" and it means Sleep-talking! I wonder if there is any synonyms?
 

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It is wrong to say "somniloquy". The commonest way to say that someone wakes up in the night and starts acting as if he were awake while he is sleeping... is "sleep walking". It is the noun of the action, a sleep walker is the person.

I hope this will be of help...
 

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Hey :-D

I got this word "somniloquy" and it means Sleep-talking! I wonder if there are any synonyms?
Why not "sleep-talking" as a synonym?
By the way, you'll have to excuse Leandro - he's from Cipolletti. ;-)
 

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Why not "sleep-talking" as a synonym?
By the way, you'll have to excuse Leandro - he's from Cipolletti. ;-)

It is, but I heard that it has a another synonym starting with "H"
Maybe this one happens when you have a fever or something and then you talk without control!
 

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It is, but I heard that it has a another synonym starting with "H"
Maybe this one happens when you have a fever or something and then you talk without control!
H? Perhaps you're thinking of hallucinations. But that's an entirely different thing.
 

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It is, but I heard that it has a another synonym starting with "H"
Maybe this one happens when you have a fever or something and then you talk without control!

On a purely etymological note, I would suggest that the word you're looking for may be hypnophasia. It's not a word I've ever come across, but it does the same job in Greek that somniloquy does in Latin: 'sleep' + 'speech'.

b

PS I've checked in the OED online (subscription only), and they don't report 'hypnophasia' (or 'hypnoglossia' - another possibility that occurred to me, on the analogy of a few fairly technical and/or obcure words such as 'polyglossia' and 'heteroglossia') as being a word - not that existence in a dictionary is particularly significant... The day before publication of a dictionary that accepts 'new' words, do the words exist? (That was a rhetorical question, in case you hadn't noticed ;-); of course they do.)
 
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A number of dictionaries do have somniloquy

Leandro, I think it was meant more as a quip than rudely
 

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H? Perhaps you're thinking of hallucinations. But that's an entirely different thing.

Thanks! The word was hallucination :-D
 
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