Clear Speech: Practical Speech Correction and Voice Improvement
This book gives clear guidance to good pronunciation and is written in an easily-accessible form. Many people can identify and solve their speech problems and significantly improve their voice by using tried and tested exercises. The systematic arrangement of the material with clear illustrations makes it easy for the layman to understand and work from effectively. This new edition contains additional exercises as well as an expanded chapter on Indistinct Speech.
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Using this Book
Speech as a Habit
The Nature and Analysis of Faults
PROBLEMS OF VOICE PRODUCTION
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00 OH AW 00 sound AH AY EE alveolar ridge ammonia AW AH AY BAH BAH BAH breast bone chest chin CORRECTION count of six curled back dark L diaphragmatic breath difﬁculty Dippety exer ﬁnal consonant ﬁnd ﬁnger ﬁrst ﬂoor following sequence following vowels formation gently glottal stop gradually gum ridge habit hard palate head HOH HAW HAH Intone Labio-dental lips lower teeth MAH MAH MAH MAIN FAULTS mouth muscles nasal NGAW nose OH AW AH pelvis pitch practice prevent the passage problem produce relaxed release Repeat exercise Repeat the following Repeat this ﬁve resonators ribs and diaphragm secondary articulation sensation Sentences to practise SH SH shoulders slightly slowly soft palate Speak the following speaker speciﬁc substitute sustain syllable Take a breath tension TH sound throat tion tongue tip unvoiced upper front teeth uvula voice and speech vowel sounds Whisper-Speak Words to practise