VERBAL EXERCISES, MODES OF ENUNCIATION, ETC.
VERBAL exercises occur in such bewildering mul-
tiplicity that it seems almost idle to attempt to
correlate them. Almost every institution employing
respiratory, vocal, and articulatory "gymnastics"
has its own particular set of graduated word- and
speech-exercises that require an application of the
principles enjoined, and afford practice in so-called
"natural" speech. In addition to these exercises
there are many that introduce special and sup-
posedly beneficial modes of utterance. These latter
exercises may or may not be associated with the
respiratory, vocal, and articulatory training already
mentioned. — It will probably be well to examine
first those exercises that do not necessarily introduce
new modes of utterance, i.e. the exercises that form
a natural sequel to the various forms of vocal and
articulatory practice already considered; and to ex-
amine afterward the various special modes of enun-
ciation and the special exercises on which these
modes of enunciation are practised.
The first group of exercises represents the work of
no one particular institution; it is a composite group