And now, my friends, please to excuse My lisping and my stammers; I, for this once, have done my best, And so--I'll make my manners.
The change, however, came too late; Firdousi, now a broken and decrepit old man, had in the meanwhile returned to Tus, and, while wandering through the streets of his native town, heard a child lisping a verse from his own satire in which he taunts Mahmud with his slavish birth: "Had Mahmud's father been what he is now A crown of gold had decked this aged brow; Had Mahmud's mother been of gentle blood, In heaps of silver knee-deep had I stood."
Lisping is, therefore, sometimes called a developmental phonetic disorder.
These are all classified as lisping and include excessive pressure by the tongue against the teeth, the tongue held too far back along the midline of the palate, and a "substitute hiss" produced in the throat or larynx.
Lisping is also associated with immature development.
Jamie Oliver and his lisping, mockney screen presence has carried him from speech impediment obscurity, to movie star celebrity status.
Lisping is a speech disorder characterized by the inability to correctly pronounce the sounds of s or z, known as the sibilant consonants.
Functional speech disorders with no known cause, such as lisping, affect 10 percent of the population; 8-9 percent serious enough to require treatment.
As a functional speech disorder, lisping has no clear known cause.
Structural irregularities of the tongue, palate, or teeth (including abnormalities in the number or position of the teeth) may be implicated in lisping, but they generally are not the main causes.
One theory of the cause of lisping is the result of tongue thrusting, a physiological behavior that causes the tongue to flatten and thrust forward during swallowing and speaking.
The sounds that they make when they speak may be thick and garbled, and may encourage lisping.
They may even encourage the child to continue lisping because he or she receives positive regard whenever the lisping sounds are made.
Sometimes, these same families suddenly decide that lisping is no longer cute and want their children to drop their lisps and grow up.
If untreated, lisping can persist into adulthood.
"Why this," began Pierre, not sitting down but pacing the room, sometimes stopping short, gesticulating, and lisping: "the position in Petersburg is this: the Emperor does not look into anything.
A little flock of these titmice came daily to pick a dinner out of my woodpile, or the crumbs at my door, with faint flitting lisping notes, like the tinkling of icicles in the grass, or else with sprightly day day day, or more rarely, in spring-like days, a wiry summery phe-be from the woodside.
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