i tried to pronounce "er" with all the suggested methods and I CANT.
These rules are for native speakers. i am not native.
Could you please anybody give another method?
What do you do FAR DEEP IN THE MOUTH?
is the mouth open or close when pronouncing the american r?
Is that R-colored shwa considered a syllabic consonant or a vowel?
the second syllable in ''iron'' has syllabic R, while the second syllable in ''siren'' has shwa as a vowel.
<< is the mouth open or close when pronouncing the american r? >>
Definitely open. I don't think it's possible to pronounce an "r" sound in any language with a closed mouth.
<< Is that R-colored shwa considered a syllabic consonant or a vowel? >>
I would myself consider the r-colored schwa a vowel. American English dictionaries often don't annotate it that way, though: they typically use a smaller schwa symbol followed by an "r". This probably has more to do with convention than with phonetics. IPA consideres it to be a vowel and not a syllabic consonant: it has its own symbol, "ɚ", whereas a syllabic 'r' would be notated with "r̩" -- the "r" symbol with a little comma-like mark as a diacritic.
The letter "R" (as opposed to the sound it represents) is never considered a vowel, though: the conventional list that I was taught as a child is "A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y". I never even encountered the idea that "R" could represent a full vowel until fairly recently, but it makes sense.
It's hard to understand how to pronounce the "r" from word descriptions alone.
Does anyone know if there's VIDEO AND EXPLANATION about pronouncing the American "r" available on the web?? Please share.
It is very hard for me to pull my tongue bach because of my native language "R" .What should I do?