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Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Aug-08 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: Help: Ian and Sylvia collaborations
Subject: RE: Help: Ian and Sylvia collaborations
I've been listening to my box set of Ian & Sylvia's Vanguard recordings. It's a wonderful collection, but one question keeps floating in my head:

Does Sylvia have a lisp?

On almost all of these recordings, I can't hear Sylvia pronounce any sibilants. Did she have a speech defect, or were the Vanguard recordings defective?

I've noticed poor sound quality on Vanguard recordings before, so I think maybe it's Vanguard's fault.

But how does Sylvia sound on other recordings? Can she pronounce her own name?