Pronounce French 'R'
How do you guys pronounce R? geez youtube doesn't help.... :(
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. ;)
Or just pretend you are a dog, like me. In your best "dog" accent, say "Ruff", "Ruff", "Ruff"!
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.
@Perdre - I was going to reply to you. Now I've logged on to my own account, I can see you are a cat!
@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.
"A lot of us are employed in call centres."
Allô. Oui, c'est chien.
@ 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!