How To Practice The Sounds For Effective Speech?

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Public SpeakingThe practice of sounds is very important for effective speech.

You have to pay close attention for some types of sounds.

Here are some tips.

  • You can enhance your skills by daily practice and focusing specifically upon related articulation exercises and drills. These are best done out loud.
  • You have to pay close attention to how you form, articulate and say or enunciate words, phrases and sounds. Phrase well and audibly.
  • Certain combinations of letters might be more problematic than others, or you might not think you have a problem at all. It is still worthwhile to practice these with frequency.

Exercise:

  • Read the following sound very slowly.
  • Being well spoken, fluent and audible is critical for/in public speaking.
  • Harness the flexibility of your vocal instruments and organs. Especially your lips and tongue.

List of elementary sounds:

ā

ale

ŏ

odd

l

level

ē

eventi

B

Bib

S

see

ĕ

End

C

Accept

Sh

Sheepish

ē

fern

Ch

chin

T

Tart

e

recent d

D

Id

Th

Thin, this

ī

Ice

F

Fife

V

Revive

î

idea

G

Gig

W

Wet

ĭ

Ill

Gh

Ghost

X

Box

ō

Old

H

Hat

Y

Year

ŏ

obey

J

Jug

Z

Zeal

ô

Orb

k

kink

zh

Azure

Standard dictionary sounds:

a

Sofa

ō glory

cw=qu queen

ā

Arm

e not

 dh (th) the

ą

Ask

ē  nor

F fancy

a

At

ę   actor

G (hard) go

ā

Fare

u   f full

H  loch loch

ą

Alloy

ū  rule

hw (wh) why

e

Pen

ū injure

j jaw

ę

Added

u but

ng sing

e

Moment

ū burn

ņ ink

er

Ever

ai pine

Ń bon

ê

Fate

au out

S sin

Usage

oi oil

sh she

i

Tin

iū few

th thin

î

Eve

įū duration

Ü dune

ĭ

Retail

iu feature

Z zone

Obey

c=k cat

Zh azure

Ch church

List of words for practice:

Long Italian äa

Calm

ah

aunt

half

flaunt

Palm

heart

launch

almond

haunt

Balm

father

laundry

gape

lava

Arm

suave

guard

laughter

promenade

Short Italian å

Ask

grass

dance

master

surpass

Pass

slant

chant

draught

enhance

Grasp

after

class

basket

advantage

Cast

pastor

advance

staff

command

Coalescent â

Care

share

there

chair

scare

Fair

prayer

bear

ne’er

various

Spare

rare

swear

parent

ensnare

Ere

declare

tear

air

pair

Coalescent ē

Sir

were

earn

bird

serge

Mercy

verse

nerve

germ

versatile

Pearl

certain

thirsty

earth

learn

First

perch

ermine

mirth

verge

Long û

Due

tune

suit

stupid

lieu

New

pursue

Tuesday

neuter

tube

Institute

tulip

numeral

tumult

lucid

Dubious

duet

maturity

duty

tutor

th, the breathe sound

bath

lath

oath

mouth

sixth

thesis

truths

youths

apathy

thousandth

amethyst

width

thwart

thing

thing

throw

thrust

thud

thick

length

th, the voice sound

with

booth

paths

laths

hither

these

there

tho

their

this

that

scythe

smooth

thence

breathe

father

northern

wreath

either

them

Id, lm, nd, bid, ngdst

Bold

helm

land

troubled

bang’dst

Told

film

bend

doubled

wrongest

Sold

whelm

and

crumbled

hang’dst

Cold

elm

send

humbled

throng’dst

Syllabication

Peregrination

idiosyncrasy

temporarily

Parallelogram

instrumentality

antitrinitarian

Atmospherical

indissolubly

valetudinarianism

Circumambient

pacificatory

multiplication

Plenipotentiary

necessarily

incommensurability

Momentarily

disingenuousness

dietetically

Ratiocination

lugubrious

monocotyledonous

Chronological

coagulation

disciplinarian

Unintelligibility

irrefragability

deterioration

consanguinity

colloquially

authoritatively

incomparably

trigonometrical

inexplicable

encyclopediacal

susceptibility

congratulatory

dichlorotetrahydroxybenzene

 

 

Articulation exercises:

Practice slowly at first, and then gradually increase until the various combinations can be uttered with great rapidity:

Also bl, br, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr.kl, kt.pl, pr, si, sm, sn, sp, spl, st, str, thr, tr. For the jaws and lips

e

  • Pronounce e with extreme extension of the lips sidewise.
  • Pronounce ah with the jaw well dropped.
  • Pronounce oo with the lips projected as much as possible.
  • Repeat rapidly: e-ah-oo; oo-ah-e; oo-e-ah; ah-e-oo; ah-oo-e; e-oo-ah.

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