JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA—The notion of a “gay lisp”—an offensive stereotype to many people—has been a confusing phenomenon for linguists. For decades, popular depictions of gay men have
Why Do Gay Men Lisp, Documentary Asks; But Is There Really An Answer? Nov 14, 2014 12:34 PM By Dana Dovey @danadovey [email protected] David Thorpe didn’t purposely choose to have a "gay voice" and wants to know where it came from.
A study of over 300 Flemish-speaking Belgian participants, men and women, found a "significantly higher prevalence" of a "lisp"-like feature in gay men than in other demographics. Several studies have also examined and confirmed gay speech characteristics in Puerto Rican Spanish and other dialects of Caribbean Spanish .
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Feb 20, 2008 · I notice so many gay men speak in an effiminate tone of voice and lisp alot. I am not trying to sound like an *** here, and I am not a "hater" but as a straight man, this phoenomenon has always vexed me.
Lisps are independent of sexuality but when we see a gay man with a lisp it fits a stereotype fostered and reinforced by video entertainment and other societal conveyances just as when we see a straight man with a lisp we associate him with accountants, nerds, or something similar.
not all gay men speak with a gay lisp and some heterosexual men have a lisp It’s just something that strongly associated with the gay community. The color pink is commonly associated with little teens, but it wasn’t always that way – cultural norms change.
While not all gay males speak with the "gay lisp," some studies have found when people listened to audio recordings of male speakers and were asked to identify their sexual orientation, their guesses were accurate at rates greater than chance. Two studies did find that a subset of gay men phonate /s
Aug 14, 2014 · It makes absolutely no sense for a speech mannerism to have anything to do with sexual orientation. Can we admit it’s simply a device gay guys …
Gay men with “gay voice” may have picked up these speech patterns, more commonly associated with women, by picking up cues and giving more weight to female speakers than male speakers while