dysphonia is difficulty in speaking, and is the result of some forms of laryngitis.
But his worst symptom was dysphonia; he would try to articulate one word, and find himself using another.
If the recurrent laryngeal nerve be compressed, there will be dysphonia or aphonia.
dysphonia dys·pho·ni·a (dĭs-fō'nē-ə)
Difficulty in speaking, usually evidenced by hoarseness.