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Interjectional swearing is cathartic and usually serves as exclamations of a speaker's emotion such as annoyance, surprise and frustration (as in examples (1) and (2)).
Their titles evince the cross-cultural range of his poetics: "Song of the Andoumboulou" derives from the French anthropologist Marcel Griaule's research among the Dogon peoples of Mali, and while "mu" takes its name from jazz trumpeter Don Cherry's album titles, it derives additional resonance from Jane Harrison's Themis: "A myth is not merely a word spoken; it is a re-utterance or pre-utterance, it is a focus of emotion Possibly the first muthos was simply the interjectional utterance mu" (21).