https://www.duolingo.com/Fatty-Lumpkin

Is Welsh R pronounced like Spanish R?

They sound the same and I have been pronouncing the R as I would with Spanish R kind of rolled. Would people with more experience in Welsh say this was correct or is the sound of the R different in Welsh, maybe unique to Welsh?

5/28/2016, 9:45:30 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/EllisVaughan
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The Welsh "R" should be trilled like the spanish "r", but if anybody can't then it's fine to pronounce it as an English "r". (http://forvo.com/search/roced/) here is a good example of how the "R" should sound.

5/28/2016, 9:49:24 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Fatty-Lumpkin

Thank you Ellis!

5/28/2016, 10:10:46 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Rob679033

So R as in rat, but don't forget that rh is aspirated. Ooh I sound so know it all after just a few lessons!

5/28/2016, 4:26:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/EllisVaughan
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Hmmm whilst you are correct that the "rh" is aspirated but the English word "Rat" doesn't use the Welsh "R" sound.

5/29/2016, 12:17:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Rob679033

I stand corrected, thanks.

5/29/2016, 12:24:01 PM
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