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The Theory of Hearing

Nature volume 114, pages 8788 (19 July 1924) | Download Citation

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IN reply to Prof. Scripture's letter in NATURE of June 28, I am not able to discuss the more recondite points he raises as to the nature of vowel sounds, or the mathematical formulæ by which alone, as he states, they can be subjected to analysis. I cannot, however, accept his statement that the undamped piano strings fail to respond to short spoken vowels. The facts can be tested in a moment by any one who has access to a piano. The fuller the tone of the instrument the clearer will be the response.

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