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How to Pronounce the R sound at the End of Words and Syllables: American R Part 2

In part 2 of this 3 part series on American R you will learn how to pronounce the R sound at the end of words and syllables when it follows a consonant sound.  Be sure to grab your free 100 Common ER Words PDF practice list! 

Key Takeaways:

1) R is always pronounced in American English.

2) R at the end of words and syllables has the same mouth position as R at the beginning of words, with lips slightly less tense and rounded.

3) When R follows a consonant sound the sounds squeeze together, with no extra EH /ɛ/ vowel sound sneaking in.

The American R can be a tricky sound! Learn all about R at the beginning of words and syllables and R after a vowel (vocalic R) to master this distinctly American sound! 

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