Radio: Laryngeal Effulgences

Radio announcers, oftener abused than praised for their, pronunciations of ticklish words, got a gentle pat on the back this week from Dr. James F. Bender, speech consultant for the National Institute for Human Relations. Writing in the New York Times magazine, he pronounced them "pretty good on the whole," invited readers to try their own tongues on a test compiled from the NBC Handbook of Pronunciation.

Sample sentence from the test: "Again he mused, 'These laryngeal effulgences, I suppose, are the sine qua non of ethereal broadcasting.'" The NBC versions of key words: uh GEN; myoozd; luh RIN ji'l;...

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