I'm not talking about ř here but the normal czech r. Does anybody have any good tips on tongue position etc. for it. I've only recently found out that it's the main thing that singles me out as a non-Czech when I speak so now I've got a complex about it and am determined to perfect it after 4 years of blissful ignorance.
Ř is also still a bit beyond me but I know this and am just unable to quite do it justice no matter how hard I try. _________________ Languages are my passion and Czech is my favourite language.
Joined: 10 Apr 2005 Posts: 996 Location: Tampa Florida USA
Posted: 23-Oct-09 19:38
It is rather like a Scot or Spanish r...
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You might try to approximate the sound by pronouncing "prince" as "puhd-dince" more and more quickly until you have a single rolled r sound instead of a double d. _________________ "Life is a banquet... and most poor suckers are starving to death!" - Auntie Mame
Thanks a lot for the tip.
I've been trying your prince exercise and hopefully it's working. Unfortunately everybody just says 'yeah that's fine' and so it's hard to judge.
Thanks again _________________ Languages are my passion and Czech is my favourite language.
At the moment I'm in this horrible interim stage where I roll all my Rs in English and don't roll them in Czech... _________________ Představivost je důležitější než vědomosti.
Mám červenou tužku.
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