How to Talk with Your Mouth Closed
How to talk with your mouth closed
Talking with your lips closed may be both entertaining and beneficial. It may, however, be a bit difficult. Fortunately, you may improve your ability to speak with a closed mouth by learning optimal mouth positioning, mastering fundamental sounds and the alphabet, and working on complicated sentences.
Positioning Your Mouth
1. Lips should be apart. To talk with your mouth closed, make sure your lips are very slightly apart. You won’t be able to make any sound out of your mouth until you separate your lips slightly. In front of a mirror, practice separating your lips. You should be able to breathe properly and show your teeth just a little bit.
2. Make a fist with your teeth. After you’ve parted your lips, make sure your top and bottom front teeth are softly touching. People will be able to see your tongue moving when you speak if your teeth aren’t touching. Avoid grinding your teeth together. Instead, allow them to sit comfortably together. You should have a moderately relaxed jaw.
3. Check that your tongue can move. Drop your tongue lower in your mouth and attempt to move it around after your lips and teeth are in position. You won’t be able to create the sounds you need to make if your tongue doesn’t move sufficiently. If your tongue is immobile, you may need to relax your jaw somewhat and split your teeth slightly.
4. Examine yourself in the mirror. After you’ve positioned your mouth, examine yourself in the mirror. Your lips should be slightly parted. It’s possible that you can see your teeth. You should not, however, be able to see your tongue. If you can see your tongue or see it moving around, align your teeth so that it is hidden.
5. Continue to breathe normally. Exhale via your mouth and inhale through your nose. Maintain your cool. Avoid overbreathing or hyperventilating. You won’t be able to keep your lips closed if you breathe too deeply.
Mastering Sounds, Words, and Sentences
1. Practice simple letters. Repeat simple letters until you can speak them easily. Instead of opening your mouth, try articulating using your tongue. Finally, the only way to talk with your lips closed is to make as many varied noises as possible.
- A, C, D, E, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, O, Q, R, S, T, U, X, and Z are examples of simple letters.
- Vowel sounds are often simpler to utter with a closed mouth than consonants.
2. Work on difficult letters. There are seven letters (B, F, M, P, V, W, and Y) that are particularly difficult to pronounce with your mouth closed. This is due to the fact that they need you to move your lips in order to generate the sounds linked with them. You’ll have to swap simpler letters or sounds for these letters to produce the sounds. Substitute:
- D for B
- “Eth” for F
- N for M
- T for P
- “Thee” for V
- O for I
- W and Y
3. Experiment with uttering some words. Try practicing whole words when you’ve mastered your letters. Feel free to begin with simple words like “mom” and progress to more difficult terms like “butterfly.” You won’t be able to perfect communicating with your lips shut until you practice a range of terms.
Make a list of simple and challenging terms and repeat each one 10 to 20 times – or until you feel comfortable pronouncing it. Then go to new terms.
4. When pronouncing a word that begins with a difficult letter, emphasize “ing.” Because “ing” is such a strong sound, you may utilize it to disguise a difficult letter replacement. Simply emphasis the “ing” and maybe speak more loudly.
Because “f” is difficult to pronounce, say “th-ish-ing” with “fishing.” Say the letter “ing” aloud.
5. Words that finish in “able” should be avoided. You should avoid using words that finish in “able” due to the complicated sound and the presence of the troublesome “b.” Instead, replace words that finish in “able” with new ones.
- Instead of “agreeable,” use “compliant.”
- Instead of “adorable,” use “darling.”
- Say “contented” instead of “comfortable.”
6. Complete sentences should be said. Begin putting separate words together to build phrases. Make sure to add a few terms that are a little tough to understand. You won’t be able to perfect the skill of conversing with your lips closed until you have them. With enough practice, you’ll notice that your pronunciation improves.
- Begin with a basic phrase, such as “Hello, my name is John, and I am from Nebraska.”
- Continue on to more difficult statements, such as “I feel that running is one of the most effective methods to exercise.”
1. Create and rehearse a monologue. After you’ve learned the alphabet and words, you should create and rehearse a monologue. Begin by utilizing terms that are familiar to you. However, be sure to include some terms that you believe are difficult.
Consider presenting a speech while closing your lips. Work on Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address,” for example.
2. Talk to your friends about it. While practicing alone is beneficial, you should also attempt chatting to your pals with your mouth closed. This manner, you may not only amuse them but also challenge them via spontaneous interactions.
- Try to engage in a regular discussion with your buddies. Discuss diverse topics and allow people to ask you questions.
- Invite your friends and family to see you speaking with your mouth closed.
- Purchase a ventriloquist dummy or puppet to practice the art of ventriloquism.
3. Take video of yourself. Recording oneself is one of the finest techniques to develop your ability to speak with your lips closed. You’ll be able to hear precisely how you pronounce particular words if you record yourself. Then you may practice difficult words until you can speak them correctly. Record yourself with your smartphone or a tape recorder.