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stam·mer

(stam'ĕr),
1. To hesitate in speech, halt, repeat, and mispronounce, by reason of embarrassment, agitation, unfamiliarity with the topic, or as yet unidentified physiologic causes. Compare: stutter.
2. To mispronounce or transpose certain consonants in speech.
[A.S. stamur]

stammer

(stăm′ər)
v. stam·mered, stam·mering, stam·mers
v.intr.
To speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
v.tr.
To utter with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
n.
A way of speaking characterized by involuntary pauses or repetitions.

stam′mer·er n.
stam′mer·ing·ly adv.

stam·mer

(stam'ĕr)
To hesitate in speech, halt, repeat, and mispronounce, by reason of embarrassment, agitation, unfamiliarity with the topic, or as yet unidentified physiologic causes.
[A.S. stamur]
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This produces the effect of another person speaking in unison with the stammerer and in most cases will reduce the wearer's stammer significantly.
My late father suffered with a very bad stammer and it's partly in his memory that I look forward to helping, in my own small way, stammerers in Wales.
And in a final foray actor Colin Firth would be proud of, the recovering stammerers were challenged to deliver an oration, King's Speech style, in front of blubbing friends and family.
But that film does inspire stammerers like me and you.
While he was able to channel the adrenalin rush of fear into the energy he needed to get him through the scene, for stammerers there is often no such relief.
When I worked as a volunteer at a charity for stammerers, one of our number was an unabashed admirer of Hitler, even though the Fuehrer was on record as labelling Britain's stammering King George as "a simpleton".
Stammerers are then taught nonavoidance and assertiveness.
Six weeks ago, 13 boys, the worst stammerers in Birmingham, were taken from the various elementary schools and places under the tuition of Mr Walter Yearsley, of Accrington.
Then it's back to the studio for more Timmy post morteming, news headlines, sports headlines, weather, traffic, and a recital of the entire works of Shakespeare by the London Stammerers and Stutterers Association.
The star has qualified as an instructor with The McGuire Programme, for stammerers, which had been holding a four-day course at The Britannia Hotel, in Fairfax Street.
99),David McGuire compares speaking to sport and advises stammerers to view themselves more as athletes trying to get good at a sport, rather than victims needing treatment.
McGuire's solution is for stammerers to alter their breathing pattern, using a different part of their diaphragm to breathe out during speech.