Does the 'r' in ĵurnalo have to be rolled? I'm an English native and finding it almost impossible to pronounce.
All "r" sounds are rolled (to the best of ones ability) in Esperanto.
I don't think it has to be as hard as it is in the audio, but it is a tapped or trilled R similar to the R in Spanish and Italian. It sounds a lot like the double T in 'butter'
You can train your tongue to do it. Try making a sound like a purring cat. The rolling of rs is very similar and it's good practice :)
What does a rolled r sound like?
A rolled or trilled r sounds like the 'r' in 'ĵurnalo' above.
Here's an instructional video if that helps:
Many speakers come from France and Germany, many of them can't roll /r/ too, so the large variety of /r/ variations is acceptable, don't worry :)
I cannot roll my Rs either. I can pronounce tones in Mandarin but rolling Rs is beyond my ability.
Flashback to 20 years ago when newspapers were big.
How to pronounce "ĵ" ? is it pronounced like "g", as in George or it's pronounced like the French "je" ?
Like the French "je"! It's the "zh" sound you find in the middle of words like "measure" or "leisure". :)
(The "g" in George is the sound for "ĝ".)
Another way to think about ĵ is that it is a voiced version of ŝ (where ŝ is like the English sh).
What would be the word for huge?
Grandega ;) (Kelkaj aliaj variantoj ekzistas, kiel 'giganta' aŭ 'kolosa').
Why isnt newsletter accepted?
A newsletter isn't, in my opinion, really the same as a newspaper.
A ĵurnalo is a daily paper.