Could a wizard use the magic mouth ritual on an item, telling it to repeat the Verbal Component of a specific spell when the wizard touches said item, thus allowing a wizard to cast a Verbal spell without speaking? I realise that this would only ever be situationally useful, but I'm just curious to see if I am interpreting the rules on both the Magic Mouth ritual and verbal components correctly.
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When you cast Magic Mouth you are embedding a message in a usually mundane object to be spoken at another time. It is physically the object that speaks the words. Since you are not providing the spell's components, you are unable to cast the spell.
The object Magic Mouth was cast on speaks the words. To cast a spell with a verbal component you need to speak the words.