Audio practice for the American /r/

American pronunciation of r, British Pronunciation of r

The general American accent is RHOTIC. This means every /r/ is pronounced. It is imprortant for the syllable final rhotic /r/ to blend correctly with the vowel it follows. Listen to some words with the rhotic /r/ following front vowels (made with the front of the tongue), back vowels (made with the back of the tongue), and central vowels (made with the centre of the tongue). 

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