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  • Babies begin babbling around 5-7 months of age. Babbling (also called baby talk or twaddling) is a stage in child and a state in language acquisition, during which an infant appears to be experimenting with uttering sounds of language, but not yet producing any recognizable words. — “Babbling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Babbling Starling. Conservation status. Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) The Babbling Starling (Neocichla gutturalis) is a species of starling in the Sturnidae. — “Babbling Starling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Isaak Babel, Soviet journalist, playwright, and short story writer Babble (disambiguation) Bab (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. — “Babel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • I was not thinking of Madame, or of Mary Quince, or any other person, only babbling my anguish and despair helplessly in the ear of heaven. — “Uncle Silas” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • "How stupid it is... and quite unnecessary. Lebyadkin's stupid and quite worthless–and no use to the cause, and... utterly mischievous. Why do you keep babbling all sorts of things? I'm going." — “The Possessed” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Awed and breathless he advances; when lo! the light of the afternoon sun welcomes him as he leaves the tunnel, and behold a smiling valley–a babbling brook, a village with tall belfries, and meadows of brilliant green–these are the things which greet him, and he smiles to himself as the terror passes away and in another moment is forgotten. — “Erewhon” by Samuel Butler
  • [5] that babbling knave .] Tzetzes on Lycophron, line 763. κοπις, ‛ο ‛ρητωρ, και εμπειρος, ‛ο ‛υπο πολλων πραγματων κεκομμενος. In the Index to Lycophron κοπις is translated scurra . — “Medea” by Euripides
  • Fathers and teachers, forgive me and don’t be angry, that like a little child I’ve been babbling of what you know long ago, and can teach me a hundred times more skillfully. — “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • But this exceeds all meanness of spirit in persons of such a quality as they were, to think to derive any great renown from babbling and prating; even to the publishing of their private letters to their friends, and so withal, that though some of them were never sent, the opportunity being lost, they nevertheless presented them to the light, with this worthy excuse that they were unwilling to lose their labours and lucubrations. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne

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