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    Pure (R) ??

    Hello..............
    I think BE hate the letter r......... :wink:

    What is the correct pronouncatition for

    Hazardous In AE and BE

    Is it neccessry to pronounce r here or not ?? :wink:

    When can we pronunce the pure r ? :wink:

    Thanks.................

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    Re: Pure (R) ??

    Quote Originally Posted by ESL-lover
    Hello..............
    I think BE hate the letter r......... :wink:

    What is the correct pronouncatition for

    Hazardous In AE and BE

    Is it neccessry to pronounce r here or not ?? :wink:

    When can we pronunce the pure r ? :wink:

    Thanks.................
    My take on this is: British English has many different accents. In mine I always pronounce the 'r' sound, that is, I am a 'rhotic' speaker. Some areas of Britain do pronounce others don't. What you are perhaps thinking about is Received Pronunciation, which I'm lead to believe is only spoken by 3% of the British population. This was, and perhaps still is by some, considered the 'correct' way of speaking BE.

    Iain

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    I wouldn't pronounce the 'r'- I'd use a shwa sound for that syllable. I'm a BE speaker.

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    has-zur-duss (AE)

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    'zuh'- BE

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