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Re: TRANSLATION: Grandfather and the dragon

From:Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Saturday, July 17, 1999, 21:46
On Sat, 17 Jul 1999, Sally Caves wrote:

> I'm going to try teaching by keeping my voice low. No higher than > low E or F. And see if this reduces my exhaustion after class. > And maybe, they'll strain to listen to me!!! ;-) I took speech > long years ago, and have forgotten its best principles. > > > Sally >
I'm always exhausted after teaching, no matter how low I pitch my voice. I find sitting and meditating outside for five or ten minutes helps -- and so does coffee! My "teaching voice" is a little lower than my speaking voice, I think. I think it might be a subconscious attempt to establish authority for myself, considering that I'm fairly young. I do notice when stumbling through Spanish like the clusy oaf that I am, that I speak it a tiny bit higher than English. It's really noticable when I say an English word (say, my name) in the middle of a Spanish sentence. --Patrick