trilled r's (was Re: Rating Languages)
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 27, 2001, 20:16|
On Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 03:52 AM, Dan Sulani wrote:
> On 25 Sept, Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
>> I'll keep at it, then. Sometimes I can get my tongue in a position
>> where the trill will last a bit longer, it's just harder to *get* it
>> with all these vowels around it. =^)
> A further piece of advice, if I may.
>But of course. :-)
> Concerning practice: Syllables are a whole lot easier to do than words,
> especially multi-syllabic words. I'd concentrate on achieving the trill in
> syllables first. then trying words that contain that syllable.
> Some vowels are easier to trill with than others and trills at the
> end of syllables are usually easier than trills at the beginning of
> (but not always; sometimes some people find it easier the other way
> Anyhow, keep up the good work.
> va'i kehs wfozuh! (May you succeed!)
Thanks! I'll work on that. I've also noticed that it's weirdly easier to
almost-sustain a trill when I'm saying things while I have my *retainer*
on (which I should wear more often, my aunt the dentist will kill me next
time I see her). I *think* it's because it gives me an easier reference
point to find. Who knows?