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    Arrow Baffling problem of 'R'

    Hello, Professors and my friends-

    From past few days i have been searching the appropriate answer for my problem with 'R' (Mentioned below) but in the end i was not able to get a suitable answer from any one

    My problem is- As i am an indian, we indian's prefer queens language which i think is almost similar to the British accent-

    I am a strict follower of British accent---

    whenever i tend to communicate i skip the 'R' from sentences (my 'r' is not very prominent)

    for example-
    1) There are arrogant people
    and i spell it as- dhea aa arrogant people (here i skipped 'r' from 'there' & 'are')

    2) they shall pay for it
    and i spell it as- dhey shall pay fo it. (here i have not pronounced 'r' in 'for')

    but i give special attention to spell 'r' in words like 'prominent'/ 'promiscuous ' in such word i pronounce 'r'.

    and whenever i try to pronounce 'r' it comes out so rhotic and in a harsh manner that in the end it does not sound professional.

    i would like to know whether it is acceptable speaking as per the above given sentences- especially in service industry (Because i work in one)?

    is it acceptable world wide? or will people make a fool out of me when i will tend to speak in such manner?



    Please assist me on the same- Teachers and students


    Your's affectionately,
    Veeranjay Pawar
    India.

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    Default Re: Baffling problem of 'R'

    Perhaps I am biased as I am an American and therefore a rhotic speaker, but I don't think that pronouncing "r" sounds harsh or unprofessional.

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    Arrow Re: Baffling problem of 'R'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Perhaps I am biased as I am an American and therefore a rhotic speaker, but I don't think that pronouncing "r" sounds harsh or unprofessional.
    Respected Madam,

    Ok, but when i take efforts to pronounce 'r'- i gradually trill my 'r' in such a way that i sound very pathetic and naff.

    And Miss. can u suggest some help in regards of the very first post of mine?
    I shall be thankful to you..........

    Yours Faithfully,
    Veeranjay Pawar
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    Last edited by veer_yodhaa; 13-May-2007 at 05:47.

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    Default Re: Baffling problem of 'R'

    In sentence ''they shall pay for it'', R in FOR has to be pronounced, or al least more stressed than in ''There are arrogant people'' (THERE, ARE).
    Don't be discouraged just beacuse you aren't able to pronounce R as good as you want. You have to practice!!!
    Try to ''roll'' your tongue and find the most suitable position to pronounce it.

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    Default Re: Baffling problem of 'R'

    I'm not sure how this problem differs from the one you raised in http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...problem-r.html.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I'm not sure how this problem differs from the one you raised in http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...problem-r.html.



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    sorry to bother you sir......
    finally i recieved the proper technique on how to spell 'r' with the help of BBC learning English.......

    thank you sir for your help..........

    Sir i would like to know about and acquire British accent of speaking english, actually i have already posted one thread... can u please guide me on it there....

    i shall be thankful to you sir.......


    Yours affectionately,

    Veeranjay Pawar
    India

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