I am an English speaker, and I cannot here the spoken difference between ler and lar. Yer sounds to me like yar. Is it my ear, or is something else? Do native Turkish speakers hear a difference?
That's because the way of pronouncing E after L is somewhat "relaxed"...not lEr but l'aar. Very soft actually. You can hear it in Teşekkürler, iyi günler etc. Hope that would help
Lehr (somewhat like 'lair') and lahr. I'm a native English speaker too, just try until you get it! They sound quite distinct to my ear.
My native language is Turkish, i cannot understand it too. This pronunciation is awful.
Why can it not be 'the bear eats sugar'?
The -i ending is definite, so only for "the."
Because the word says şekeri and not şeker
Is the i at the end of şekeri being skipped because I can't hear it?
I'm Turkish. But it says so wrong, I have to listen in turtle mode. Please, correct it!
Why is it "A" bear?
There is no way to tell between specific and general subjects in Turkish :)
There is, if the words end with i, like şekeri then add the
"The bear" is also acceptable.
The i is said like an ı in şekeri, which is confusing
What is "null" sugar?
Ayı şekeri yer