"l'" The Russian soft or palatalized l' sound is pronounced with the tip pressed against the back of the lower teeth and the tongue itself curved forward toward to make contact with the palate. For a description of the English "l" sound see the opening page of Vladimir Nabokov's novel, Lolita. "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta."

"l" The eurythmic gesture is one of gathering up: one bends over, extends the arm downward and then raises them.

"u" The arms are brought close together and extended forward.

"n" This gesture is a delicate touch with an extended right arm, almost like a pause suspended in the air. Bely's description captures the gesture wonderfully.

"a" One extends the arms forward and spreads them upwards in wonderment and in the direction of the moon above.

union of these four gestures Eurythmy is ultimately not about discrete sounds as much as it is the art of combining these sounds in words, the gestures become dance. I was fortunate in February 2001 to be hosted by Michael Leber, director of the Eurythmeum in Stuttgart. His gifted students performed several interpretations of the word "luna" and of the word for "moon" in a half dozen languages,

Luna The Russian word for "moon."