Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Ra, ri, ru, re, ro

> I can never decide whether I should use 'L', the Scandinavian strong 'R', or the English rolling 'R'...

Place your tongue like you do when making a 'd' sound. But try to say a 'd' so that it sounds like an 'r' (ie don't build up pressure like you do when saying 'd'). And your mouth/lips shouldn't move much when you say all the 'r' sounds -- ra ri ru re ro. If your lips pucker like they would if you were saying 'ru' or 'lu' in English, then it's wrong.
-mdchachi

3 comments:

Jonas said...

I tried this and it seems like the sound is more akin to the Swedish L than anything else. But it's L with a twist, where the air is coming from further down your throat. It become sort of a wide L.

mizzaaa said...

Just dropped by to say hi...

Jacke said...

Hi sis!