The Elements of Experimental Phonetics

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1902 - Phonetics - 627 pages
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Page 575 - I," said the Sparrow, "With my bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robin." Who saw him die? "I," said the Fly, "With my little eye, I saw him die.
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Page 556 - ... Green pastures she views in the midst of the dale, Down which she so often has tripped with her pail, And a single small cottage, a nest like a dove's, The one only dwelling on earth that she loves. She looks, and her heart is in heaven : but they fade, The mist and the river, the hill and the shade : The stream will not flow, and the hill will not rise, And the colours have all passed away from her eyes.
Page 248 - ... increase in length and diminish in width, the posterior portion of the glottic chink opens more and more, the capitula Santorini are tilted forward, and the epiglottis rises until, in the neighborhood of E, treble clef, fourth space, another change occurs. " The glottic chink is then reduced to a very narrow slit, in some subjects extending the whole length of the glottis, in others closing in front or behind or both. Not only is the cartilaginous glottis always closed, but the ligamentous glottis...
Page 397 - ... writer on this subject, appears to lie in the tacit assumption, that every illustration [of vowel-sound] is to be sought for in the form and action of the organs of speech themselves, which, however paradoxical the assertion may appear, can never, I contend, lead to any accurate knowledge of the subject The vowels are mere affections of sound, which are not at all beyond the reach of human imitation in many ways, and not inseparably connected with the human organs, although they are most perfectly...
Page 418 - ... example, the partial of the larynx note most reinforced is the second or the third, the analysis by Fourier's series is the proper treatment. But when the pitch of the mouth-tone is high, and each succession of vibrations occupies only a small fraction of the complete period, we may agree with Hermann that the resolution by Fourier's series is unnatural, and that we may do better to concentrate our attention upon the actual form of the curve by which the complete vibration is expressed.
Page 397 - ... instruments, what forms of cavities or other conditions, are essential to the production of these sounds, after which, by comparing these with the various positions of the human organs, it might be possible, not only to deduce the explanation and reason of their various positions, but to separate those parts and motions which are destined for the performance of their other functions, from those which are immediately peculiar to speech (if such...
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Page 416 - ... an echo of the pulsation will be formed which will run back again, be reflected from the bottom of the tube, and again present itself at the mouth.
Page 262 - Now the continuous movement is, we assert, the movement of conversational speech (\oyuerjv elvai), for when we converse, the voice moves through a space in such a manner as to seem to rest nowhere. In the other movement, which we call intervallar, the contrary process takes place. For the voice seems to rest [at various pitches], and all say of a man who seems to do this, that...

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