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Script Genres > English Children > Narration > Tongue Twisters

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    OK, here's my dilemma... some 50 years ago, the Good Sisters of Saint Whomever drilled (or slapped) "articulation" into my psyche at the weekly Speech Club sessions. To my ear (or as James would say: "IMHO") the first version of this fun twister is "cleaner" than the 2nd (four second pause between). I'm at a loss, but very much enjoying the regular practice and the input from you guys. Eagerly awaiting your feedbag (I mean back). ...bob

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    I thought the performance was great, loved the emotion behind it. Made it very fun to listen to, especially twice. I really loved both of the versions. The recording quality seemed good to me, didn't notice any anomalies. I was able to understand you clearly, and you spoke with a very clear and articulate voice.

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    IMHO, and in my experience, tongue twisters are meant and constructed to be spoken as swiftly as one is capable and still have the words come out correctly and have the "story" make sense. Couple that with a rhyme scheme, and you have poetry, of sorts. This one also concentrates on B's, so it's all in the lips and very forward in the mouth - no time for nice round vowel sounds. So, IMHO, this is more of a "lip" twister than a "tongue" twister.

    Tongue twisters are also about articulation - or more precisely, elocution. So, exaggerating/emphasizing the T's sounds a bit forced. IMHO, those T's and ED's could be softened without the words' meaning suffering. More like the second take. Again, this one is about the B's.

    Sounds like a pretty raw recording - little or no processing.

    BTW - What's in the feedbag?

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    I am blessed to be wed to a rather traditional (and gorgeous) Italian, so the feedbag, no matter what it's content, is always incredibly delicious !! Drop by any time...dinner is usually right about "dinnertime". Seriously, if you're ever near Phoenix....you'd be most welcome.

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    Bobby Bibby

    Script:

    Bobby Bibby bought a bat
    Bobby Bibby bought a ball
    With his bat Bob banged the ball
    Banged it bump against the wall
    But so boldy Bobby banged it
    That he burst his rubber ball
    Boo! cried Bobby, Bad luck, ball!
    Bad luck, Bobby, Bad Luck ball.
    Now to drown his many troubles
    Bobby Bibby's blowing bubbles.

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    Dr. Suess - About Socks

    Script:

    About Socks
    Give me the gift of a grip-top sock,
    A clip drape shipshape tip top sock.
    Not your spinslick slapstick slipshod stock,
    But a plastic, elastic grip-top sock.
    None of your fantastic slack swap slop
    From a slap dash flash cash haberdash shop.
    Not a knick knack knitlock knockneed knickerbocker sock
    With a mock-shot blob-mottled trick-ticker top clock.
    Not a supersheet seersucker ruck sack sock,
    Not a spot-speckled frog-freckled cheap sheik's sock
    Off a hodge-podge moss-blotched scotch-botched block.
    Nothing slipshod drip drop flip flop or glip glop
    Tip me to a tip top grip top sock.

    -Dr. Seuss

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