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Full text of "Stamering And Cognate Defects Of Speech Vol - Ii"

198      SYSTEMS OF TREATING STAMMERING

Other interesting diversions are "End-tongue Word-
ing" and "Side-tongue Wording." In "End-tongue
Wording" you say "ta" before lots of words. In
"Side-tongue Wording " you say "ya" instead:

" Say * ya, ya, ya,J repeatedly, pressing the Tongue hard to
place.

" Put ' ya > before the letters of the Alphabet, holding the
' ya' before sounding the letter, to allow time for pressing the
Tongue to place.

" Read whole pages in a reader suited to the advancement of
the student, placing ' ya' before each word, holding the ' ya'
as before.

"Next, Side-tongue Word, page after page, holding the
Tongue in the ya-place, but not saying ' ya.' "

As an advanced exercise the student may place " the
best of all Double Syllables, which is 'ya-ta7 before
each word; sounding the word quickly after fya-ta/"

" Any careful person could cure himself simply by repeating
*ya-ta'; for it requires the essential double-action of the tongue.

" Read whole pages fluently along, Side-Tongue, without any
prefix; slowly at first, and, then, faster and faster. Avoid
all effort. See how easy. Here is where we reach Natural
Fluency. . . .

" End-tongue utterance is nature. ...

" Side-tongue utterance is nature. All good talkers not
only use their tongues like bell-clappers tapping on the gums
in the ta-touch, but they carry them in speech spread out from
side-to-side, in touch on both sides with the upper side jaw
teeth, in what has been described as the ya-carriage. . . . The
ya-carriage makes the ta-tap easy."