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I cannot roll the R

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Fenrisúlfr, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Fenrisúlfr

    Fenrisúlfr ὁ δύσκος λύκος

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    In the video Olli posted, in order to say 'Turisas' properly, one must roll the R, but try as I might, I cannot do this.

    Can anyone tell me how they do this, or does it just occur naturally?
     
  2. wm_crash

    wm_crash JaKoo-Zee MC

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    R is a funny sound. It depends a lot on your native language. Unless you learn the sound at a young age, you're stuck whith what your native language has to offer. I started learning English at age 6 and my R is sort of OKish, I started French at 14 and my R is really flimsy.

    cheers,
    wm_crash, the friendly hooligan
     
  3. Fenrisúlfr

    Fenrisúlfr ὁ δύσκος λύκος

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    English is such a dull-sounding language, even with a rolled R :(
     
  4. wm_crash

    wm_crash JaKoo-Zee MC

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    Nothing like Russian, eh? ;)

    cheers,
    wm_crash, the friendly hooligan
     
  5. Cari

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    well, you can always still learn it if you practice enough...surely it´ll never sound like from a native speaker, but still better than no rolling R at all ;)
     
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    Or take singing lessons just to learn the R. :lol: The expensive way.
    There's a common warming up exercise where you go like "rrrrrriiii rrrrraaaa rrrrruuuuu"... :rofl: I hate that.
     
  7. Cari

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    hahaha now that would really be an expensive way of doing it XD
    when I started my finnish lessons we were SO forced to learn it...and mine still sounds like...crap XD
     
  8. wm_crash

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    Everyone practice your rolling R's: cRRRRRap . . . cRRRRRRRRRRRRRRap . . . cRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRap

    Now get a stopwatch and time the length of your roll; then post your result here. Anyone with excessive claims needs to post a vid of the achievement.

    cheers,
    wm_crash, the friendly hooligan
     
  9. AndreasS

    AndreasS Dutch Demon

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    it's actually pretty easy to roll an R. I can let it go for as long as I have breath left in my lungs :rofl: so...25 seconds or so?
     
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    reignofterror On The Road to Ruin

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    Just practice. Sit there in your bedroom and roll R's on every word you can think of, even if it sounds ridiculous.
    When I started learning Swedish, I caught onto rolling the R's very quickly but I may have gotten used to the sound (and I tried to practice it) when I spent time in Finland.
     
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    place the tip of your tongue on your palate and rrrrrrrr
     
  13. Cari

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    those kinds of tipps never worked for me though *laughing*
     
  14. dennisrammstein

    dennisrammstein F*cking B.A. Fool

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    RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    Well i can :p
     
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    *Mika* 'Bridget'

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    Me neither, when I try it seems to come from the back of my throat rather than with my tongue =/ Makes it harder to insert rrrr's in the middle of words! It just drowns the entire word in 'r'
     
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    It's pretty easy if you're from the Netherlands.

    Btw, there are 2 ways to roll it.
    You can push you're tongue against the back of your teeth and roll it. Or you can push your tongue "up" in your mouth, a little to the back and roll it :)
     
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    Like in "perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrkele <3" too. :lol:
    I have the same problem, but as a bonus, my language DOES contain rolled R's and I also take singing lessons. Doesn't help. :(
    I feel incomplete. :( :p
     
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    I have the same problem, but I've always had problems with my R's. D: Though I can at least roll my R's when singing classical pieces. Try taking singing lessons. :p That's all I can think of suggesting.

    Or move to a country where the native language forces you to roll your R's. Might help a bit.
     
  19. Cari

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    no, that doesn´t really help - at least not for me. my rolling r ability was okish when I moved here to FIN, and didn´t improve though I did two Finnish courses and try to speak Finnish in my freetime...XD
     
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    why dont try tongue twisters!! :D spanish are the best haha
    maybe the most popular in my country is:
    Erre con erre cigarro,
    erre con erre barril.
    Rápido corren los carros,
    los carros de ferrocarril.

    i learnt that one but instead the last 2 sentences was rapido ruedan las ruedas del rapido carro del ferrocarril haha, sorry youtube is blocked so i have no video to show how it is pronunced XD
     

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