Pronounce the American R – Tips & Videos

Posted On: May 3, 2020

Learning to pronounce the American R sound is difficult for many English as 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.


Pronounce the American R  (Compared to the Malayalam zh /) – Tips & Videos

Blog owner, Jennifer Kumar 
provides leadership, communication, and soft-skills coaching and training for those working in the software industry in Kerala and in India who service US clients. Contact her to help build your teams today.


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

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



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