The Whistled 'S'; An Addendum.
The researcher, Zimman, discovered that no matter what the pitch,
A voice could be perceived as male, if the 's' sound were emitted in a lower frequency;
Such a sound is produced when the tongue is positioned farther away from the teeth.
The voice, whether masculine or feminine, is not just biologically determined,
But also is socially driven!
A deeper resonance, sounds as if emanating from the chest and not the head--
Actually the resonance is lower for people with the larynx deeper in their throats!
The positioning of the larynx is manipulated when young:
With male children, from use, the larynx is actually pulled down a bit,
While female children push the larynx up!
So, as a result of mimicking and social pressure,
The voice is partly manipulated into 'conformity' of that society!
Frank Maurer 1 August 2023
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