The Art of Using Your Voice

The tune of English may be different than the music of the language in which you usually speak. If so you may have to learn to sing a new melody - a melody in which stress is vitally important. English is a stress-timed language more than a syllable-timed language. So, although pronunciation is important, it will have less effect on whether or not your English is understood than using the correct stress will.

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

- Shakespeare Julius Caesar

Act III. scene 11

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