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R-colored vowels

Learn how to pronounce the characteristic R (ER) sound in American English by paying attention to your tongue.

To make the ɚ sound roll the tongue tip or bunch the back of the tongue.

Listen to a native recording then to yourself and make adjustments to your oral posture. Look at your lips in the mirror and feel how your tongue moves. Become mindful of the back of the tongue and teeth so you can replicate an amazing American accent!

By Matthew

Hello! I'm Matthew and I have more than 11 years of teaching experience with a certified TESOL qualification and a Bachelor Degree in Applied Languages. I specialise in standard American and British accent training. In addition, I am half Japanese (and part German) and have lived in many places including Tokyo, London, Milan, Berlin and Budapest so I know how to bridge different cultures!

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