Re: GRAMMAR: s's vs. s'

Kennita Watson (
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 22:16:42 -0800

>And how do American male news readers
>manage to get their timbre way down there like that? I'm tired of my
>squeaky tenor, I want to extrope my voice into something powerfully
>befitting a transhuman. (Phew, I managed to make it relevant to the list at
>the last moment...)
Someone I met who had done it said he rolled down his window and sang
at the top of his lungs whenever he was on the freeway. I think part
of the trick is to talk from your diaphragm instead of from your
throat or chest. Proper ki-yis in karate are like this. If you take
classes in large rooms, you could sit in the back and ask questions
and make sure everybody can hear them. Creativity in finding other
situations in which it's socially acceptable to bellow (I'd say "yell",
but "bellow" has more of a diaphragm (belly, hm) feel) is left for the

Of course, raw material helps, but I think anyone can affect their
(my concession to changing grammar rules) voice.


Kennita Watson | The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,| but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do
| members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
| -- Richard Bach, _Illusions_