PG-2: EF-A
GETTING BETTER CONTROL OF CONSONANT HANDSHAPES

If you are still having trouble cueing many of the consonant handshapes you should probably review the Beginning Lessons in Cued Speech, starting with Lesson 5. Concentrate on those consonants which are still not both automatic and correct. The practice words in this session will simply give you further opportunities to reinforce what you are learning.

Some cuers find that having a key word or phrase to identify the consonants related to a specific handshape helps initially -- but in the long haul the handshapes must be automatic and instantaneous. Here are some memory helps:

Handshape 1: /d/,/p/,/zh/........"deep azure"
          2: /k/,/v/,/z/,/th/...."the caves" or 
                                 "cover the keys"
          3: /h/,/r/,/s/........."horse" or "rehearse"
          4: /b/,/n/,/wh/........"when Ben"
          5: /m/,/f/,/t/........."Muffet" or "miffed"
          6: /l/,/w/,/sh/........"Welsh" or "we shall"
          7: /j/,/g/,/xh/........"thaw gage"
          8: /y/,/ng/,/ch/......."young 
Chang"

The practice words which follow for each handshape are very easy because they include only the handshape in question -- wherever possible. If a word requires a 5 handshape, cues are generally indicated -- but not always.

1: (for /d/,/p/, /zh/) "deep" "dip" 
"paid"[1-c,5-t,1-s]
   "dead" "daddy" "dapper" "Paddy" "pad" "pod" "Pied"
   [1-s,5-t,1-s] "Pa" "diaper"[1-s,5-t,5-s/d,1-m] or if
   you pronounce it "dye-per"[1-s,5-t,1-m]"pawed" "dope"
   "Poe" "diode"[1-s,5-t,5-s/f,1-s] "dude" 'dud" "purr"
   "purred" "up"[5-s/d,1-s] "upper"[5-s/d,1-m] "deja"
   [1-c,5-t,1-s/f] "Asia" [5-c,5-t,1-s/d] "Auger" /ohzhur/
   [5-s/f,1-m]"aphasia" [5-s/d,5-c,5-t,1-s/d]

2: (for /k/,/v/,/z/,/th/) "these" "those" 
"cover""coves"
   "calves" "easy[5-m,2-t] "ooze" "oozes" "Kay's" "vac"
   "Vic" "cows" "zoos" "Azuza" "cause" "Kazoo" "cosey" 
   "as though"[5-t,2-s,2-s/f]

3: (for /h/,/s/,/r/) "hearse" "sore" "seer" "Rose" 
"hiss"
   "hair" "sorrow" "sassy" "sari" "Ruhr" "hour"[5-s,5-t,
   3-s] "rare" "roar" "Hess" "Haas" "sea horse" "raw"
   "saw horse" "here" "rear" "ice" "rice" "Rouse"[3-s,
   5-t,3-s] "SRO"/e-sah-roh/[5-c,3-s/f,3-s/f]You were
   using liaison in the last example!

4. (for /b/,/n/,/wh/) "beau" "bone" "ban" "bane" 
"bourbon"
   "Boone" "bon-bon" "knob" "nub" "nab" "boner" "Benny"
   "Bonnie" "Bernie" "Nan" "Benet" (pronounced /bu-nay/}
   "B'Nai" "Eben" "Annie" "any" "Bob" "burn"

5. (for /m/,/f/,/t/) "fife" "fifty" "totem" "Tatum" 
   "fought" "feet" "murmur" "term" "time" "Tum" "tomb"
   "Mame" "fame" "toot" "mutt" "mutter" "Fee-Fie-Fo-Fum!"

6: (for /l/,/w,/sh/) "leash" "Lili" "will" "wall" 
"shoal"
   "Shirley" "Shelley" "Welsh" "shawl" "wail" "lush" 
   "Shiller" "Lesher" "washer"

7: (for /j/,/g/,/xh/) "judge" "goeth" "jigger" 
"Jagger"
   "jogger" "Jerger" "girth" "urge" "Joe" "jaw" "Jew"
   "Jeth" "Jethro" [7-c,7-s,3-s/f]

8. (for /y/,/ng//ch/) "Chang" "young" "anger" "Inga" 
    "Ching" "Cheech" "Chong" 
"chewing"[8-c,5-t,8-s]


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