In fact he had a curiously dry - albeit pleasant - soft spoken voice that was more soothing than intimidating, and he even had a slight lisp .
Many of the loyal troops would have joined the revolt if the rebels had shown more activity, but on-the-spot leadership was provided by a high-voiced officer with a lisp , who failed to change the rebels' plan and seize the initiative.
The class waited, all attention, pretending to be helpful, ready for the slightest weakness, a lisp , a twitch, wariness, ready to move in for the kill.
Each pause was highlighted, every sound a lisp .
You think they'd notice if you had six fingers, or a lisp , or if you were two feet shorter?
Drew was missing his two front baby teeth and had possessed a slight lisp from birth, causing his s's to come out as th's.
Now if all this is right, and what you've found here is just how humans have evolved to be able to speak the way they do, does it tell you anything about speech pathology, about children who lisp , or anything like that?
He would often practise his speeches for many hours and had a slight stammer and lisp .
‘His lisp was a natural speech impediment, but I think [the producers] were concerned over how it would be received,’ he says.
His school uniform always looked a mess and, according to friends, he jabbered rather than talked clearly, having inherited a slight lisp from his father.