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Your first breaths should be warm enough to soften the air around your mouth. Try to keep your breathing steady so the sound can thicken evenly on contact with the air. Moving your head in rapid circles as you exhale should soften a patch large enough to contain most of the things you might choose to say. You should prepare the air in this way immediately before you begin to speak, because as it begins to cool it will disperse your efforts and you will have to start from the beginning again.

Since your breath will not accumulate for long in the open air, for more voluminous speech you should increase not the duration but the degree of your preparation. To more vigorously thicken the sound, move your head more quickly and in wider circles so a larger patch of air is softened. In this way greater speech can be accommodated, provided you keep in approximate proportion the relative volumes of air and sound.

If the movements of your head are still inadequate to your speech, you can make use of your hands to weave the air softer still, until it accommodates anything you should wish to say. It is most effective to splay your fingers and flick your open hands in continuous circles, keeping slack the joints of your wrists. You can develop efficient ways of accumulating great volumes of softened air by speaking and weaving concurrently, one excess giving form to the other.

Try to sustain these excesses in perfect proportion until their forms exactly correspond. When they do, the softened air should be thickened sufficiently to carry the articulation without the support of your accompanying voice which, during these periods of correspondence, you should refrain from using altogether.

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ISBN 978-0-9565919-3-7
ISSN 2044-2599

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