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  • Durville was becoming almost ventriloqual in order to seem more solemn and more virile:

    A Mummer's Tale Anatole France 1884

  • “Since you are in a ventriloqual mood,” answered Mr. Fitzgerald, “I should like to hear again what you played the last time I was here, — Agatha's Moonlight Prayer, from Der Freyschütz.”

    A romance of the republic 1867


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  • And now sing 'ah' an

    octave higher, but

    this time bring the tip

    of your tongue down to

    below bottom teeth.

    This arches your tongue,

    pushes the sound back

    in your throat and sends

    more air through your nose.

    This is your first real

    ventriloqual sound...

    - Peter Reading, 5x5x5x5x5, 1983

    July 4, 2008