On Sep 15, 2004, at 22:46, Caleb Hines wrote: [snip interesting lisp description] > So my question is twofold. First of all, does anyone know how common > lisping > is in adults? I coudn't find much at all about adult lisping on > Google. And > secondly, how on earth do you pronounce /s/ and /z/ _correctly_???!! > Even > though most people understand me well enough, it would be nice to be > capable > of making a "true" /s/, even if only in a pinch. > > Can thomebody pleadhe help me? > I don't know about how common lisping is in adults. I do know that my 4 year old lisps quite a bit (my 7 year old never did, but he was/is not a normal child...). Anyway, I pronounce /s/ with the tongue pretty much is the same place as /t/. The difference is that /t/ is a stop and /s/ is a fricative. The same goes for /z/. My tongue is at the point where the upper teeth and gums meet. James W.