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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