Clear English - Stops and Continuants - Page 2
B. The continuant sound in a picture below left is an English "r." It does not stop the airflow. The stop sound is an English "d" or "t" (depending on the presence or absence of voicing).
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Mouth for R Mouth for D and T
Say a word in your language with an "r" sound. Does the tongue touch the roof of the mouth? Even if you touch quickly, that stopping of the airflow will make an American listener think you said "d." To make an American "r" clearly, the tip of the tongue must not touch.
C. Say the following nonsense sounds. Practice not touching the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth.
ara    ara    aray    aray    aree    aree    aro    aro    aru    aru
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