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Pronounce French 'R'

How do you guys pronounce R? geez youtube doesn't help.... :(

August 24, 2012

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/anomalocaris

Here are some instructions on how to make the sound in your throat. http://french.about.com/od/pronunciation/a/r_2.htm Basically, it's gargling. ;)

August 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

Try this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b920AesqDs Each sentence is pronunced 'exagerated', 'articulated' and 'casual'. Very well done.

August 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt

Just don't think of it as an -r-

August 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/1km

Geez youtube does help:

http://youtu.be/4Hqc-NWlNJQ

Plenty of RegRette Riens hear sung with a perfect French accent for you to practice.

August 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Rowley

Or just pretend you are a dog, like me. In your best "dog" accent, say "Ruff", "Ruff", "Ruff"!

August 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Perdre

To Rowley: I have been giving the depressed tongue while gargling and not raising the tongue approach recommended by Pamela Rose Haze in a book titled, "French Made Simple", (New York: Three Rivers Press, 2006), but I really like your definition best; in my best "dog accent", it sounds pretty good. PERDRE.

August 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

What about English dogs' accent?

August 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt

They might sound like a reversed "'allo,'allo" from TV.

August 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Rowley

@Perdre - I was going to reply to you. Now I've logged on to my own account, I can see you are a cat!

August 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Rowley

@Sitesurf - Obviously, you have to copy the correct breed of dog. You need to bark like a Poodle for a high class French accent, not an English Setter or Scottish Terrier. (I come from Scotland and they say we have the easiest English accent to understand. A lot of us are employed in call centres.) Terrier, by the way, comes from French "terre". We were used to dig holes before we started working in call centres, due to the ban on hunting with dogs. For best results though, copy the bark of a Grand Anglo-Français if you want to be bilingual.

August 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

"A lot of us are employed in call centres."

Allô. Oui, c'est chien.

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August 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Rowley

@OskaLingo - Completely off topic. 1) How do you do those quotes? 2) Have you seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw

August 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

@ Rowley 1) Indented quotes are done using > (followed by a space) at the start of the line and >> to indent again; 2) Un chien malheureux!

August 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/maureen-234

pronouce ca meme du IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

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