IDevice Icon Vocalics Activity

As already noted, the way we say things makes a big difference. In this activity, try saying the same phrase with a different emphasis and note the way the meanings can change.

Here's the phrase you'll be asked to repeat...



To try this out online, visit this link to the Vocaroo online voice recorder (opens in a new window - pop-up blockers may prevent it from opening) and try recording the above 3 sentences applying a different emphasis. Then play it back and listen to the differences. Then, try another phrase of your own design, again applying different vocalics to try and change the implied meaning of the phrase. When you are done, click on the button below.

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