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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?

May 28, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllisVaughan

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllisVaughan

Hmmm whilst you are correct that the "rh" is aspirated but the English word "Rat" doesn't use the Welsh "R" sound.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rob679033

I stand corrected, thanks.

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