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

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THE CONSONANTS.                                     68
palate just behind the upper teeth; great care must be taken that the tongue is not made rigid when its tip is raised and that the back of the tongue is kept down. Just as in the M sound, it is necessary to get vibration in the mouth as well as in the nose. The lips should be parted, also the teeth, and both the lips and the jaw must be free from rigidity.
Never, never, never since I joined the human race.
78.  The Non-voiced Dental T.—Similar position to N, with the same difference in the movement of the soft palate as mentioned under P. For N, T, D the whole of the front of the tongue should be made to touch the palate just behind the gum of the upper teeth all round so as to com­pletely hold the breath behind the tongue. To make the sound, depress the tip of the tongue and open the mouth quickly, allowing a smart emission of breath.
A tell-tale tatling termagant that troubled all the town.
The Vocal Dental D.—Exactly the same position of the organs as T, with vibration of the voice added. What has been already stated with regard to the relationship between P and B applies to T and D.
The Duke paid the money due to the Jew before the dew was off the ground on Tuesday, and the Jew having duly acknow­ledged it said adieu to the Duke for ever.
79.  The N6 Sound.—The NG sound is nasal; the air, being stopped by the raising of the tongue and the lowering of the soft palate from passing out through the mouth, is directed into the nose. The tip of the tongue must rest just behind the lower teeth, and both the tongue and the soft palate must be quite free from rigidity; the air must