The Structural Vowel #3 has a mid-size lip opening. When used with an inverted megaphone, it also provides shape and strong sound to the #3R vowel.


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Neutral Vowel N4 uh is colored with N1 oo, to instantly minimize the vowel for speakers with foreign accents. N1 and N4 cross-color each other, as do N2 and N3.  This technique is called Neutral Coloring.


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The Consonant L is voiced, and legato or sustainable   The L is most resonant, and felt with the blade of the tongue in about the same starting position on the hard palate as for the N.


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The most often used American intonation pattern has a Jump Up / Step Down pitch pattern. Jump Up in pitch on the Operative Words to make them stand out, and Step Down in pitch on the words following them.


 
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  TONAL ENERGY

  STRUCTURAL ENERGY
    #3 AW

  CONSONANT ENERGY
    L

  NEUTRAL VOWELS
    N4 colored with N1

  LINKING & PHRASING

  INTONATION & TEMPO-    RHYTHMS
    Jump Up / Step Down Pattern