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August 16, 2013

Pronounce the American R - Tips & Videos

The American R sound is difficult for many second language speakers, especially from India. Today I met an enthusiastic lady who is saying it absolutely right! Hope these videos don't make it too confusing, though the videos all show different aspects of the same thing - how to say, sound out and make the American English R sound (which is different than the R is other English dialects!) 

How the mouth looks while pronouncing the R sound.
Check out this website for more tutorials.

This first video is a demonstration of how to use your tongue and facial muscles to make the R sound properly. He also helps you to avoid some pronunciation gaffes!
(This video is not produced by Authentic Journeys.) 

Blog owner, Jennifer Kumar is a communication skills trainer helping Indians communicate better with American clients. Contact her for more information.

Pronunciation Exercises - Descriptions, Photos, Videos with Sound and Demos:
The AW Sound in American English
B and P
J and Z
V and W
Words ending in TION  

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