The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44448   Message #654426
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
21-Feb-02 - 12:17 AM
Thread Name: Sound Of Pear-Shaped Tones
Subject: RE: Sound Of Pear-Shaped Tones
The Alabaster Senecan tragedy is no help. Merely refers to loud rounded off tones. It will take a trained voice coach to possibly come up with a useful answer as to the age of the phrase. Speculation is useless.