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The Structure And Use Of The Vocal Organs, And The Means Of Securing Distinct Articulation.

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THE ARTICULATORY APPARATUS.
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by allowing the lower jaw to fall by its own weight, direct the movement towards the upper part of the chest. Keep the tip of the tongue against the back of the lower teeth and the body of the tongue quite flat in the mouth.
2.  Sound the chief vowels in the following order: -oo, -oh, -aw, -ah, -ay, -ee. Let the lower jaw fall equal distances until at ah the teeth are separated by two finger widths, close smartly for ay and ee, at the same time allowing the front part of the body of the tongue to rise to the front side teeth at the top, keeping the tip against the lower front teeth. Care should also be taken that the lips keep their proper shape throughout these changes, and that the corners are drawn inwards for the first four, and are drawn outwards for the last two.
3.  Push the chin forward in a straight direction, then smartly draw it in again to develop the back neck muscles.
47. Exercises for the Soft Palate.
1.  Inhale through the nose with the mouth wide open, and exhale through the mouth. This exercise is excellent for both the soft palate and the tongue. In inhaling through the nose, the tongue is raised at the back and the soft palate is depressed to meet it; in exhaling through the mouth, the tongue is flattened and the soft palate raised.
2.  Practise the " NG " sound followed by the " AH " sound six times in succession, and each time endeavour to keep both the tongue and the soft palate free from rigidity while they are making the same movement as in inhala¬≠tion through the nose.