Is there an injection or at least an onomatopoeia for a longing sigh that works in writing? An example would be two colleagues are talking about the new member of the team on which one has a huge crush:
[the word], he/she is soooo cute. I really should make a move.
All the positive interjections I know (oh, wow, phew, gee, awww) don't seem to work... at least for me (not a native speaker of English) To my perception, they are either too surprised, too amazed, to exhausted or too relieved. They are all not longing enough.
- Is there anything or is the only way *sigh *?
- Could I use sigh in spoken English or does it only work in writing?