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I cant make the "R" sound - comes out as "V" watch

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    halp. everytime i try and say a word begginning with r, i can only seem to make the 'v' sound.. e.g, voad, ved, etc. lol. how can i learn to say the 'r' properly lol?
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    Practice and practice some more?
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    lol.

    Learn to talk, maybe?

    Take it slow and pronounce the words and 'r' slowly and make sure you're controlling your mouth as you speak.

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    Don't try to learn Spanish, that's my only advice.
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    Lol. The Student Voom! :p:
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    Oi, Bianca:

    Viiiiiiiiiccccccccccccccky!!!!!! !!!!
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    (Original post by trojan10_om)
    Oi, Bianca:

    Viiiiiiiiiccccccccccccccky!!!!!! !!!!
    Lol. :toofunny: :toofunny:
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    I hope this isn't some wierd racist joke.



    Ok now let me give a serious answer.

    I'm gonna go ahead and assume you're a guy. It's a 50:50 chance (I think, unless that theory of their actually being no girls on the internet is true). If you're female, I'm sure someone else will post another answer specifically to females.

    Anyway here we go.

    Pronouncing Rs as Vs is hot :yep: It makes you sound like a vampire.

    And recently vampires are getting very popular. In fact they've always been popular.

    But more importantly, they're very good with the ladies. You see in those movies where the vampire pretends to care about the woman and swoops in for the kiss, tricking the woman and then biting her neck and sucking all the blood. You sit there and you know it's gonna happen and you're like "No stupid slut, don't fall for it!". But everytime she'll fall for it :sadnod:

    It makes you think that perhaps vampires are incredibly cunning and women are just too stupid to fall for it. However calling women stupid is terribly misogynistic, I mean there was a girl sitting in class next to me and she beat me by one percent. Quite a thrashing, especially by TSR standards. Me, assuming that I am clever, hence women clearly aren't all stupid. Of course it's always the sluts that vampires go for, but it makes you think would all these sluts be stupid, hence that's why they fall for the trick every time? With all the vampire movies made, there must be at least one slut that isn't stupid, yet still she falls for it.

    Hence vampires must just be ridiculously good with women. It's not that women are stupid, it's just that they can't resist that Vampire charm. They're helpless to it :yep:
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    Make the mouth shape that you would to say "O" and expand it upwards [don't smile, put more space between your jaws]. Try easing from the phonetic "Oh" into the phonetic "Ar" sound as you move your mouth.

    Does that help?
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    You can visit a specialist speech therapist to help you with this sort of thing. I wouldn't imagine 'practising' would work.
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    Never visit the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada.
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    Ohh are you saying it with your bottom lip sticking out? Try saying it with your bottom lip going into your mouth a bit. If that works, with practice, you can make it sound better with a different lip shape.
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    (Original post by mathew551)
    Never visit the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada.
    There's no Rs there. :rolleyes:

    I think this topic went over your head.
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    (Original post by RyanT)
    There's no Rs there. :rolleyes:

    I think this topic went over your head.
    ;]
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    Has scooby doo learnt to type?


    Seriously OP, just try to find some words where the r is very soft, and practise saying them over and over again, until you get the r, and gradually work up, to words where the r is more "harsh" and which you could easily say as v now
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    Is that even possible?
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    (Original post by RyanT)
    There's no Rs there. :rolleyes:

    I think this topic went over your head.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regina,_Saskatchewan
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    (Original post by RyanT)
    There's no Rs there. :rolleyes:

    I think this topic went over your head.

    Er, the capital does indeed start with an R. Very much so. Haha.

    ...

    Most people (iirc) pronounce their Rs with the tip of the tongue placed just behind the teeth, moving the tongue back as they make the sound. Maybe try thinking about what you're doing with your tongue (lololol) as you keep saying it.

    Having said that, I don't voice my Rs like that, but then the way I do I'm dangerously close to saying W instead. I'm not a speech therapist by any stretch so I don't guarantee results, hah.
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    WOW I have EXCATLY the same problem...I end up saying ved instead of red and stuff like that. 'Terrorist' is probably the worst word in the world for us xD

    Well mine's not completely cured but its better than it used to be. First thing you need to do is see what you're doing wrong. Say words with r's in front of the mirror and see if anything looks weird...when I did it my bottom lip went to one side and the sound came out the corner of my mouth, a bit like after having a stroke really. :P

    I knew someone's mum who was a speech therapist and she said to first practice saying l's, then practise saying w's and then practice saying r's. If you can say l's and w's then it should be easy to pronounce r's properly apparently. Just practising should make it better a bit, but you need to see a speech therapist really. They're used to this sort of thing and will definately be able to help you.

    Good luck with the whole speech impediment thing anyway and don't worry too much about it...I bet most people don't even notice it unless someone mentions it.
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    (Original post by dogtanian)
    Er, the capital does indeed start with an R. Very much so. Haha.

    Most people (iirc) pronounce their Rs with the tip of the tongue placed just behind the teeth, moving the tongue back as they make the sound. Maybe try thinking about what you're doing with your tongue (lololol) as you keep saying it.

    Having said that, I don't voice my Rs like that, but then the way I do I'm dangerously close to saying W instead. I'm not a speech therapist by any stretch so I don't guarantee results, hah.
    (Original post by I'm_Unsafe.)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regina,_Saskatchewan
    (Original post by mathew551)
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    fml. I give up. I guess that means I owe you an apology Should learn to read more carefully

    As for the OP "r" is a basic sound in itself. The only way you're going to learn that is to get people to keep saying it to you and correct you repeating it back.
 
 
 
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