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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 >> there >> 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 > syllables > (but not always; sometimes some people find it easier the other way > around.) > 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? rrrrrrr...:-) YHL


Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>