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Re: My Pet Dinosaur - Re: If the asteroid had missed...
Quoting Dora Smith <email@example.com>:
I hope I don't get sent to the corner for asking this....
How do you pronounce an r like a vowel?
I think David means that you can pronounce the North American English
"r" sound as a syllable by itself.
For instance, for most North American speakers, the word "bird"
consists of the consonant [b], followed by the "r" sound (drawn out so
that it fulfills the function of a vowel), followed by the consonant
[d]. Unless you come from certain locales on the east coast, there's
no real vowel before the "r".
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan
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