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  • In this American English pronunciation video, we're going to go over the difference between

  • the [w] and [ɹ] consonants.

  • A lot of people have problems with the R consonant sound. So what they'll do is substitute in

  • a W consonant. We don't want to do that. How are these two sounds the same? For both of

  • these sounds, the lips will round. Ww, ww, wow. Or, for the R, rr, Rachel, Rachel. The

  • tongue position, however, is quite different. For the W consonant, the tongue tip is down

  • here, and the back part of the tongue stretches up, so the tongue stretches this way. Ww,

  • ww, wow. For the R consonant, the back part of the tongue does stretch up, here towards

  • the middle part of the roof of the mouth. The front part of the tongue pulls back. So,

  • with the W, the tongue is stretching. With the R, the tongue is sort of pulling up into

  • itself. So, the front part of the tongue shouldn't be touching anything. The middle part of the

  • tongue is raising, it's lifting here towards the roof of the mouth, and it's touching either

  • the roof of the mouth, or the insides/bottom of teeth here. Rr, rr. So, for the W, stretch.

  • For the R, pull.

  • Some students can get a solid beginning R sound, but then still have problems in clusters.

  • For example, the word break, break. This will often sound like 'bweak, bweak'. So the only

  • issue is the tongue position. You have to take just a little bit more time to make sure

  • your tongue is pulling back and up. You might want to hold out the R as you practice, brrrrrrrreak.

  • And feel the contact here to make sure you know that you're getting the right tongue

  • position. Here's a list of the R consonant clusters. And remember, the tongue must pull

  • back and up. Feel that point of contact. Practice slowly.

  • That's it, and thanks so much for using Rachel's English

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R與W的區別 - 美式英語發音 (R vs. W Sounds - American English Pronunciation)

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