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help with a medical problem in Spanish

Hi people or Hola pueblos. I know a little Spanish and was wondering if people have some tips for me. I have a medical condition that prevents certain R sound from coming out properly some times aswell as my W's and S's(in English my native tongue I have very little problem with now). I have very little problem rolling my R's in Spanish but there are certain Spanish words like (Palabras) It comes out weird like Palabuis(how it sound coming from me) . Is there any tips for this? Also what would be some good spanish songs to listen to?( I like country[like johnny Cash and George jones],.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Seanchai35

Honestly, all you can do when you have a speech issue is approximate the sounds the best you can. Remember that there are people who have speech issues across all languages, and they get along fine in their native languages, and some of them get along in second/third/fourth languages too. No, you won't sound like everyone else, but you can still be understandable (as in communicate successfully) and that's what matters.

I have a friend who has a very severe stammer, and she's fluent in four languages. Yes, listening to her in any language requires some patience (for both her and the listener) and sometimes some workarounds (substituting other words for words that are too difficult to say). But she communicates just fine in the end. I myself have a disability which often causes speech issues, and although my speech is fine unless I'm very tired, many of my friends with the same disability slur their words quite significantly... yet, three of them are bilingual and one has a Masters degree in three languages and is fluent in two additional ones. So don't stress over sounds that you physically can't produce... work hard on the ones you can, and aim for understandable instead of perfect.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

Speech problems exist at about the same rate for people from all countries, so know that you're not alone. Even famous people James Earl Jones have struggled with saying some of the simplest words in their native languages in their life-time. For some people, it's actually easier to speak in a second language than their first because they put far too much pressure on themselves to speak correctly in their first language and they expect to have difficulty in their second and don't have nearly as much pressure on themselves. Give yourself permission to mispronounce words. Figure out what adjustments you can make to make it sound closer. And don't worry so much about rolling r's, after ten years I'm no better at it than I was at day one.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrMultilingual5
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¡Hi - Hola! I hope this help you - Espero que esto te ayude http://www.songsforteaching.com/spanishsongs.htm And for your pronunciation, you can enter here, I was looking for this website http://www.aucel.com/pln/transbase.html, you'll wonder yourself ¿how it does work?, It serves for you, you just have to write your phrasal/word in Spanish, and you'll see the pronunciation below of the page. Regards - Saludos, Mr.Multilingual.

3 years ago

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Thanks every one. I finally said Nuestras properly I:-). With my speech problem I haven't really noticed it as much until I got to certain Spanish words. I have mostly controlled until recently with spanish.

3 years ago