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Does Danish have rolled R's?

I tried googling whether Danish has rolled R's or not, and if so what kind of roller R is it? Please and thank you c:

June 29, 2015

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    Danish has a "Voiced Uvular Fricative", which is made at the back of the throat rather than the tip of the tongue. I'm not sure if that counts as "rolled", seeing as I can't do the usual rolled R but I can do the Danish one. Here is a video on the Danish R, although it is in Danish, hopefully you can get the tongue position from it.

    June 29, 2015

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    Tak! c:

    June 29, 2015

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    I think Danish doesn't have rolled r. From what I've heard Danish r is like French or German r a bit, it's produce at the throat.

    June 29, 2015

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    Tak! I can do the French R already so this should be easy :)

    June 29, 2015

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    If you know French r it's great, but I think Danish r is softer than French and German from what I've heard.

    June 30, 2015

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    No, unfortunately, Dansk has a uvular approximate -- the equivalent of the American and Mandarin "R's" where the French and German voiced Uvular Trills are pronounced.

    Go here: http://sail.usc.edu/span/rtmri_ipa/index.html click on one of the people (I'd suggest the one who's headshape is closest to thine own,) and click this symbol: /ʀ/. This is not the Danish "r", but will help in pronouncing the Danish "r." This would be closer to the Danish "r" /ʁ~ʁ̞/. I would, in my non-expert opinion, say that the Danish "r" falls inbetweenall: /ʁ̙̞~ʁ̙̞̊/ to /ʀ̘̬/ or /ʢ̝̝̘/.

    May 17, 2017
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