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Postby p.patrick » Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:51 am

I'm a non-native speaker and confused by the pronunciation of "er" in American English,especially the "er"s preceded by "t","l","d",such as "dollar""reporter""matter".Could you tell me in detail how to pronounce them correctly ,like how to move the tongue,etc.
Thank you so much!

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Postby Dixie » Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:22 pm

It's hard to tell, you should listen to it :roll:

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Postby p.patrick » Wed Sep 01, 2004 3:20 pm

yeah,i listen to them like a million times,but i still cant figure out how the native pronounce them,there's still differences between my pronunciation and the natives when i try to mimic the pronunciation.Thus,could any native speaker just clue me in?
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Postby p.patrick » Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:53 pm

teacher??

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Postby Dixie » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:17 pm

Pronunciation is hard to explain, you have to listen to it in order to comprehend what it's about... :roll:

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Postby p.patrick » Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:09 am

could the teacher just clue me in?


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