Do you actually roll your tongue (like the English pronunciation of the word "roll") when you pronounce the French "R?"
#102733. Asked by Matthew_07. (Feb 02 09 11:03 PM)
Open your mouth.
Close your throat and carefully enunciate the sound K, several times.
Pay attention to where in your throat the K sound is made. We'll call this the K place.
Begin slowly closing your throat, as if to keep from swallowing a mouthful of liquid, until you can almost feel the K place. Your throat should be only partially constricted.
Tense the muscles around the K place.
Gently push air through your partially constricted throat.
Practice saying Ra-Ra-Ra (where R = steps 4-6) every day.
Try not to think of this letter as an R. The French R is nothing like the English R (pronounced in the middle of the mouth) or the Spanish R (pronounced in the front of the mouth). The French R is pronounced in the throat.
The French R sounds a lot like the ch in 'Loch Ness' and the kh in Arabic transcription (e.g., Khalid).
Practice makes perfect!
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