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

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Naught o
Tongue slightly raised at back.
Lips slightly protruded and rounded.
Jaw well lowered to still more separate teeth.
Tongue flat, low, and relaxed.
Lips, sides nearly parallel, corners obliterated.
Jaw allowed to fall by its own weight to get mouth well open.
Tongue raised in front.
Lips parted showing teeth, corners drawn out­wards.
Jaw raised.
Tongue still more raised in front.
Lips parted showing teeth, corners drawn outwards as in a smile.
Jaw raised so that teeth nearly touch.
Ah a:
Gnat as
Nay e : Net e
Knee i: Knit I
N.B.—For all the above sounds the tip of the tongue must be kept well forward in the mouth (this is opposed to the usual teaching of phoneticians). Rigidity of the muscles must be rigorously avoided.
60. The Vowel OO (u:) and its subordinate oo (u).
Noon.—Place the little finger between the teeth, so that when the teeth are closed
upon the finger, the upper teeth rest upon the middle of the nail and the lower teeth touch the under side of the finger opposite to the middle of
the nail. Place the tip of the tongue in the angle formed between the little
Fig. 21.—The Shape or the Lips for the Vowel 00 as in Noon.
finger and the lower teeth. Wrap the lips loosely around the finger well in front of the nail so that they are protruded.
Nook.—Similar position, but flatter than 00, with usually a shortened expiration cutting off the vibration of the cords.