✔ SPEECH IS AN AUDITORY EXPRESSION OF THOUGHTS. WE SPEAK AS WE HEAR!
✔ SPEECH IS A SET OF SEQUENTIAL COORDINATED MOVEMENTS OF THE SPEECH MUSCLES OF A SPEAKER
✔ SPEECH IS A SET OF LEARNED SKILLS
We all have have 5 senses, such as: vision, hearing, smell, taste, and tactile perception. Each human is a Will Center of Sensorics, or a WILL SENSOR.
Speech is our expression of information stored in our memory (brain) through our hearing (ears). We do not see, smell, touch, or taste sounds of speech. We can only HEAR them. In order to retrieve information (WHOLE word = sound sequence) from our memory quickly, it should be first stored there correctly.
The skill of speaking (producing various sounds) is not present in newborn babies. They all have the same (accept anatomical deformities) set of speech organs – one brain, two lunges, two vocal cords, one mouth with one tongue and two lips. No matter where a baby is born – they all produce the same first sound: “A-a-a”. Why? Because they simply do not know any other sounds yet. They have not learned to operate their speech INSTRUMENT for speaking yet. Speech & language genes do not exist!
All babies are like a foreigner to any adult around because they do not know any language yet. Young children have to LEARN it from scratch. They start acquisition of the speech sounds with the same ringtones (vowel sound melodies) and then, coringtones (consonant one-sound and multiple-sound melodies that end with a vowel). Toddlers play with their speech apparatus: SENSE their lips and tongue movements, SENSE the flow of Carbon Dioxide through them, SENSE (LISTEN) to the sounds they have produced, and then, figure out which sounds match the sounds they heard from adults around. Then, every child learns and masters his articulatory movements in accordance with those specific sounds that would bring some benefits when he produces them. The baby is LEARNING something like this: “If I move my mouth to produce a sequence of melodicas /gi/–> /v/, then, my mommy will GIVE me a toy”!
So, our speech apparatus is a SIMPLE INSTRUMENT for making (shaping) sounds of our voice. Children learn to move their speech instrument to form speech sounds in the same way as they later learn to move their hand to form letters to form sequentially (letter after letter) a whole written word. Because they do not have the skill of drawing letters at birth, they have to train their writing instrument – their hand muscles – to perform this such action. In the same way, we learn to move our speech instrument to form sound positions in the whole word. Just like all other muscle skills (swimming, riding a bike, playing a musical instrument or driving a car), speaking is not inherent, not transferred through our genes. It must be learned.
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