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Post Posted:: June 28th, 2017, 10:23 am 

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Does anyone have days where they can't get their tongue under control and you just mumble and can't enunciate anything through the first paragraph of a reading? Is that a cue to take a day off? haha


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Post Posted:: June 28th, 2017, 11:04 am 
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Yes, and yes. :)

When the tongue doesn't engage, there's no sense fighting it, in my experience. It's best to try again either in a few hours or another day.


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Post Posted:: June 28th, 2017, 11:05 am 

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It usually takes me a few paragraphs to get my mouth "working right." :wink:

So when I'm done with the recording, I just continue by recording the first few paragraphs (or page) again. If the initial paragraphs were "bad,", then I use those at the end, replacing the bad ones. Whether I use them or not, it's easy to cut them off the back end before uploading the file. :)

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Post Posted:: June 28th, 2017, 4:58 pm 

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"can't get their tongue under control and you just mumble and can't enunciate anything"

Congratulations! You've just mastered the Australian accent. :lol:


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Post Posted:: June 30th, 2017, 10:25 pm 

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DACSoft wrote:
It usually takes me a few paragraphs to get my mouth "working right." :wink:

So when I'm done with the recording, I just continue by recording the first few paragraphs (or page) again. If the initial paragraphs were "bad,", then I use those at the end, replacing the bad ones. Whether I use them or not, it's easy to cut them off the back end before uploading the file. :)

Don


What a brilliant idea! I usually find that the disclaimer is sufficient warm-up for me.

One extremely simple word with which I always seem to struggle, for some unknown reason, is "however". It always seems to come out "hoover" or "hoo-ahver" or something equally awkward

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Post Posted:: October 4th, 2017, 6:24 am 

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Absolutely! I have a habit of reading the words on the page faster than I can enunciate them... and at a rate that would make it sound like gobbledegook! A steady pace is the key :thumbs: :)


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Post Posted:: October 4th, 2017, 7:58 am 

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happy I am not the only one!!!
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Post Posted:: October 21st, 2017, 12:27 am 

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"Have days!!!!!"

For me it's every day - but then I'm getting a bit better. The more you do it the better one gets at it.

My problem is that I sight read everything which means I misread a lot, and have to repeat. (Sometimes several times). This can be quite good as by immediately repeating I might get the meaning a bit better too.

I could never get through Oliver Twist or any of the even longer Dickens novels - well, unless I had about a year minimum.

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