In an article about causes of vocal damage, the author lists the use of mouth vowels instead of throat vowels as one of the causes of vocal damage.

Would anyone be able top explain the difference between the two, & what would be the reason that mouth vowels are damaging?

article link: https://voiceteacher.com/damaging.html#:~:text=Use%20of%20mouth%20vowels%20instead%20of%20pharyngeal%20vowels

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    I wouldn't put too much stock in this source; it seems to make a lot of statements as fact that might in fact be preference or anecdotal experience, often simply by sticking the word "healthy" onto its opinion-statement, and doesn't always offer medical explanation or support. I lost trust when he said singing without vibrato hurts your voice. Commented May 3, 2023 at 20:03
  • Still, is his point about mouth vowels correct, to your knowledge? Commented May 3, 2023 at 20:07
  • I'll have to let others speak to it. I had to Google "pharyngeal vowels"; sail.usc.edu/~lgoldste/General_Phonetics/Vowels/… seems to shed some light on it... Commented May 3, 2023 at 20:09


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