As a baby, David spoke his first word at only three weeks, but unfortunately the word was unintelligible. Even though he clearly repeated “unintelligible” several times, he couldn’t seem to get the point across, so he gave up and mumbled “distinctly” instead.
As a child, he started making up silly words, but it was only after much practice that they became severely silly.
As an adult, he was drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of linguistics, and eventually he found, at its core, the ineffable. He was so dumbstruck that he dropped all his decibels.