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8. Monotonous Speech.—Another very objectionable fault in speaking is to let a regular cadence fall upon the end of each phrase, and to emphasize this by a restless swaying of the body in perfect time with the monotonous inflection of the voice.
9. The Closed Month.—The English language contains so many consonant sounds formed with a closed or partially closed mouth, that speaking with the mouth too little open may be said to be an almost universal fault.
In order to acquire an intelligent idea of the mechanism of voice-production it is necessary to give a general description of the organs of speech.