Well Dragons Den is coming to Timmins this week, but today is an even bigger Double D Day. It’s offical Donald Duck Day!
Donald Duck is one of my favourtie cartoons. And this gives me a chance to share one of my favourite useless facts…”Donald Duck cartoons are banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants”… that fact is GOLD! haha
Here’s another odd fact, how Donald Duck talks has a name. It’s officially called buccal. Which according to Wikipedia, is “an alaryngeal form of vocalization which uses the inner cheek to produce sound rather than the larynx”….See, March break or not we learn something new everyday kids!
Finally the question of the day. Can you talk like Donald Duck?…. I can’t however I did find info with these tricks:
1 Open your teeth slightly.
2 Place your tongue touching the roof of your mouth slightly and touching your teeth on the side of your mouth. Put it slightly inside the crack between your teeth. (some people use the right side of the mouth, for some people the left side. try both)
3 Blow air and try to direct it into the cheek that your tongue is on. so it swells up in that cheek. you might want to try to do this first.
4 Blow hard into the cheek and your tongue might vibrate against your teeth, making the duck sound. If it did… yeah! if it didn’t try this, shake your head violently like the angry Donald Duck. Let your cheeks flap loosely. this is when I first got the duck sound. If this still doesn’t work then keep trying. it took me about a week to get the sound.
5 Once you’ve got the sound down you’re half way there. Now you need to speak in words. This takes a while, it’s almost like starting out as a baby, it takes a very long time to get this down.
6 What you have to do is mess around with your mouth and lips to make the words without your tongue or vocal chords or jaw. its all in the lips.
7 Focus on blowing harder and softer to make words.
Didn’t do anything for me, but try them out and let me know how you do!