Enough with these ridiculous neologisms. Repeal them all, i say. Grunts and squeaks are all we should ever use to communicate… and that includes the word “huh”…
"Are the researchers sure that huh? will turn up in every language in the world? “No,” Dingemanse says. “But we are ready to place bets”."
I’m perfectly happy to accept “huh” as a word. Anything to stop people claiming that ‘no’ is the first word everyone learns, as a kid!
You try asking them: "Does ‘huh’ count as a word?" And back will come the reply: "No!" Typical… :-P