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Pronouncing r

How do you pronounce the "r" in Brot? I find myself unable to pronounce voiced uvular fricatives. Any advice and tips on how to pronounce it would be very appreciated!

July 4, 2012


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    It's basically the same sound you produce when gargling. Just try gargling without water. ;) http://www.pauljoycegerman.co.uk/pronounce/consonr.html

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      @farukofaruko: Sorry, but that's just wrong. The English "w" is a completely different sound. It doesn't even exist in German.


      Christian, thank you for the link. Its of great help. :)


      This site might help you improve your pronunciation. I too struggled with the R when I first started, but this site, which gives you an animation of a cross-section of a mouth so you can see how to pronounce the various sounds, really helped. http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/


      I was mistaken in terms of the sound, but that was the trick that I used to approximate it until able to make the proper sound.

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