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If this question belongs in another topic, refer me to the correct site. I came across some transcripts in which the text says

ah

When the audio actually says

uh.

Another example is when the person says, 'no' multiple times. Instead of writing it several times, it is written as

no, no, no no, etc.

Wgat's the reason behind these? Is there a type of grammar audio-to-text transcribers use?

  • I've seen BrE transcription of "uh"/"um" utterances as "em" or "erm", which I feel is just wrong because it is translating the NAmer flavor right out of the dialogue. – squidlydeux Feb 18 '18 at 15:54
  • There is no such convention. You either transcribe exactly what was uttered or you try your best to "clean it up", in either case to the best of your ability. – Robbie Goodwin Feb 19 '18 at 22:32

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