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    #1

    what "holding your tongue taught" mean in here?

    what "holding your tongue taught" mean in here?

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    Train your tongue. It sounds silly, but limbering up your tongue helps achieve the relaxed control you need to roll your R's. Fold your tongue over itself, wiggle it from side-to-side and make circular motions. Practice holding your tongue taught while keeping the tip relaxed.

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    Re: what "holding your tongue taught" mean in here?

    Quote Originally Posted by laurinha88 View Post
    what "holding your tongue taught" mean in here?

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    Train your tongue. It sounds silly, but limbering up your tongue helps achieve the relaxed control you need to roll your R's. Fold your tongue over itself, wiggle it from side-to-side and make circular motions. Practice holding your tongue taught while keeping the tip relaxed.
    It should be "taut" not "taught".

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    Re: what "holding your tongue taught" mean in here?

    no, it's really taught!! please help me figure it out!!

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    Re: what "holding your tongue taught" mean in here?

    Quote Originally Posted by laurinha88 View Post
    no, it's really taught!! please help me figure it out!!
    It must be a mistake, "taut" makes sense "taught" doesn't.

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    Re: what "holding your tongue taught" mean in here?

    i saw it in this website ehow.com how to roll your Rs

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    Re: what "holding your tongue taught" mean in here?

    Quote Originally Posted by laurinha88 View Post
    i saw it in this website ehow.com how to roll your Rs
    Well, given that in English we don't roll our "Rs", I think it's very likely that the instructions on that website were not written by a native English speaker. That would explain the spelling mistake.

    Taut = stretched tight.

    As said previously (twice) "taught" is an error and makes no sense.

    "Holding your tongue taut" makes perfect sense.

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    Re: what "holding your tongue taught" mean in here?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Holding your tongue taut" makes perfect sense.
    And "holding your tongue taught" makes no sense at all.

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    Re: what "holding your tongue taught" mean in here?

    taut 100%

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    Re: what "holding your tongue taught" mean in here?

    I think l'll go with you guys!!

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    I think l'll go with you guys!!
    That comes as a great relief to us all, laurinhah.

    Rover

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