! MODES OF ENUNCIATION, ETC 171
h only five or ten words, has a quieting
Colombat's "otf&ophonic" system Is still practi-
cally intact in a number of American and European
institutions. The system is particularly rampant
in the United States of America, where it is virtually
the entire 4< method " of three of the largest stam-
mering schools. The '* metrical" speech of the "or-
thophonic " method is implied in the names of
several American and English "systems" or "speech
I institutions," Colombat?s "muthonome" has ticked
| Its way almost the round of a century. In an
^ American institution it is now a "Word Regulator";
r in an English school it is again a metronome: but
*'. with its various aliases and guises it still rattles on.
* It may be of interest to note that rhythm, as a
| remedy for stammering, did not originate even with
\ Cobmbal; though the latter was undoubtedly the
'( first to put the complete system into print. Colombat
was in many respects a type of the modern "speech
specialist/9 and he purloined most of his "inventions"
from other investigators- According to Chervin:2
"Colombat appropriated Rullicr'n theory of the cause of
stammering, He borrowed from Scrrc d'Alais his classification
of stammering and his isockr&ne, which he christened iwutho-
1 Quoted from aa English tranitaticm.
1" B%aiemeiit et foaedonneUes dc la purole,"
;' 3d edn p. 190*