Pronounce the American R – Tips & Videos

Posted On: May 3, 2020

Malayalam ഴ sound (zh) and the American R.

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! Interestingly, as her and I were comparing American English and Malayalam sound patterns, we realized there were some similarities between the Malayalam ഴ sound (zh) and the American R. I attempt to share that with you in the video below. 

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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  

English letters transliterated into Malayalam alphabets

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Original post date: 8/13, updated 5/2020




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