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How to Pronounce R After a Vowel Sound- Vocalic R: American R Part 3

In this third and final lesson on American R you will learn how to pronounce the R sound at the end of words and syllables when it follows a vowel sound (also called vowel colored or vocalic R).  Be sure to grab your free 100 Common Vocalic R Words PDF practice list!

Key Takeaways:

1) R is always pronounced in American English.

2) There are 5 types of Vocalic R you want to be listening for: OR /ɔr/, AIR /ɛәr/, AR /ɑr/, EAR /iәr/ and IRE /aiәr/.

3) Make sure the vowel sound preceding the R gets a full pronunciation and does not get swallowed up by the R.

The American R can be a tricky sound! Learn all about R at the beginning of words and syllables and R at the end of words and syllables to master this distinctly American sound! 

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