As an adult, I have heard people affecting a stammer or a stutter.
This was the unhappy and astonishing birth of my stammer or at least my first gripping self-conscious awareness of it.
But I also had an index in the back of my diary that explained that famul meant stutter of stammer.
All she could stammer, however, was, “It would be an honor.”
"Yes—yes; I—think so," said Margaret, beginning to stammer and get red as she invariably did when Hampstead was mentioned.
But the wish to laugh had returned, and made her stammer, interrupting her at each word.
It is to be hoped that he made a good defence there, and did not stammer in the presence of his Judge.
He backed, and began to stammer an apology; but she did not wait to hear a word of it.
And not only did she stammer, But she used the kind of grammarThat is called, for sake of euphony, askew.
Her "guess" was so close to the truth that I could only stammer and hesitate.
Old English stamerian, from West Germanic *stamrojan (cf. Old Norse stammr, Old High German stam, Gothic stamms "stammering," Middle Dutch stameren, German stammeln "to stammer," Old Frisian and German stumm "dumb"), from PIE root *stam-, *stum- "check, impede" (see stem (v.)).
stammer stam·mer (stām'ər)
A speech disorder characterized by hesitation and repetition of sounds, or by mispronunciation or transposition of certain consonants, especially l, r, and s. v. stam·mered, stam·mer·ing, stam·mers
To speak with a stammer.