Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 11:02:37 -0600
From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU
Subject: Re: Almost about dialect
That marked vocal quality is certainly a characteristic of female
undergraduates here in Illinois. To me it sounds like the vocal cavity is
kept continually tensed, so that it remains close and flat in shape,
yielding a voice like the old Chipmunks recordings. It seems to be too
that the rate of speech is faster than usual.
Question: will they keep doing this throughout their lives?
Other question: how long has this gone on? I've only noticed it in the
last few years. And when does it start? Before college?