Pure (R) ??

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ESL-lover

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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.................
 

dduck

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ESL-lover said:
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
 

Tdol

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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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