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Not just the hard of hearing, but also those who speak a different language. And, not just more slowly, but louder, too, as if that makes the meaning more clear. *lol*
I have a hard time hearing (too many rock concerts and guns) certain kinds of voices (lower range, such as mens voices)and often find myself watching peoples lips instead of looking at their faces to help myself distinguish words.


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Fast moving speakers, or those who speak quickly,softly when
not facing a camera, are those I often miss. Frequenly I'll rewind
the disc to see again what they said. But if not facing the
camera it skips right on by: poor cinematic directing.

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I thought once that I saw a word (maybe made up?) for that phenomenon of speaking loudly and slowly to someone who didn't speak the same language. But, maybe I am just making THAT up, but I think it was on one of those lists of 'fractured' words.


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I've also noticed, with my degraded hearing, that people almost always lower the volume of their voices when they're wrapping up whatever it is they're saying. Frequently this comes when they're getting to the point they're trying to make. I'll hear the lead up to what they're trying to get across but not the conclusion.

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I'll hear the lead up to what they're trying to get across but not the conclusion. Oh, dear, that is truly terrible...

Seriously, I have read that if you want to get people to pay closer attention, lower your voice. That may be why.

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I'll hear the lead up to what they're trying to get across but not the conclusion. Oh, dear, that is truly terrible...

Seriously, I have read that if you want to get people to pay closer attention, lower your voice. That may be why.



Oftentimes in a classroom that would work better than raising the
voice.


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btw, is there no antonym for tardiloquent like f.i. hastiloquent? I knew a little boy who talked so fast he couldn't even follow what he was saying himself and ended up at the logopedist's.

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I'd go with celerloquent or maybe celeriloquent. Or, if you don't mind mixing Greek and Latin roots, tachyloquent.

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Veloquent?

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Celerloquent does not run that smooth and celeriloquent smells of celery. Tachyloquent looks nice as long as it means fast and veloquent (trombion) reminds of bicycles.

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