Blog Lesson Library Programs Testimonials GET THE FREE TRAINING Login

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! 

Love these lessons? Get them delivered to your inbox!

Good news! There are more FREE pronunciation lessons coming you won't want to miss! Sign up here and I will send new lessons right to your inbox!


50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.