I am intrigued by the simplicity of Kodaly's 'rhythmic imitation' method which supports the lyric flow.
And, I have been investigating how Kodaly would have equally imitated the 'rest' values with the same precision, so as to emphasize the length of any 'rest' distinct from a lyric syllable.
Is there a specific imitative approach to help control the length of the 'silence' (without counting)? The structured use of syllables is far more precise than saying 'and', for example.
So, if the lyric rhythm is imitated by TE KE TI TI followed by an eighth 'silence', my question is "what rhythm syllable(s) would Kodaly have used in perhaps this case"?