This is something I've been meaning to ask on here, but never got around to doing. I have a mild speech impediment that I have never gotten help for because it isn't major, but it does annoy the heck out of me. I have the "whistling S" impediment. I cannot make a proper s sound. There is always a slight whistle or unnecessary extension of the s.I actually didn't realize that I wasn't doing it right until seventh grade and people kept asking me to say "Mississippi". So I was wondering two things:
One, is there a way to fix this, without going to a speech class? I know its not major, but I catch a lot of flak over it and I hate the way my s sounds..
Two, does anyone else have a speech impediment, and if so, what is it and what are you doing about it?
I used to have another one that I corrected a long time ago. Don't know whats it called, but I used to pronounce "L" as a form of "W". I think both of those impediments are pretty common though..