Vincent Ferraro and Kathryn C. Palmer
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA 01075
Speaking and Arguing: The Rhetoric of Peace and War

Enunciation Exercises

  1. Open and close mouth easily as you repeat:  Fah Fah Fah Fah Blah Blah

  2. Loosening your jaw: Sah Kah She Fah Rah
    Pah Kah She Fah Rah
    Wah Kah She Fah Rah
    Baj Kah She Fah Rah
    Dah Kah She Fah Rah

  3. Loosening your lips: www www www bbb bbb bbb wbw wbw wbw

  4. Combination loosening:  lll ldl www ldl wlwd

  5. Phrases for precise articulation:
    "The tip of the tongue, the teeth and the lips"
    "Lah lee loo lee.  Zip e do da"
    "Repetition, repetition, repetition"
    We'll weather the weather whatever the weather whether we like it or not"