Re: GRAMMAR: s's vs. s'

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 04 Feb 1997 18:20:20 -0500

Kennita Watson wrote:
> >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
> student.

I would say that anyone with military training learns how to speak
powerfully as a matter of course. I used to speak rather quietly, prior
to serving in the USAF, but now am known as having a loud voice, even
when I speak softly. Its not a concious thing, even when I am paying
attention to my volume, people notice that at a normal volume, I still
can be heard at quite a distance.


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