10 August 2005

Intonation Appreciation - Language as Melody

or, "Grandma, What Big Vowels You Have!"

Ladle Rat Rotten Hut What happens when a professor wants to demonstrate to his class the power of intonation? Well, how about this:

"Wants pawn term, dare worsted ladle gull hoe lift wetter murder inner ladle cordage, honor itch offer lodge dock florist. ..."

What? Doesn't make sense, you say? Ahhhhh, but listen!

1 comment:

  1. [Real Audio, eh? Never touch the stuff myself.]

    That story is cool! Reminds me of the boy with the Southern accent trying to teach me Freshman French. The language of love was reduced to trucker CB talk.

    Come on tapple two? Key moire? Jim apple John fron swore, a twore?

    10-4, good buddy!


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