Try reading German words as if they're Icelandic. It sounds pretty funny. Always stress the first syllable, turn every "au" into [œiː], roll/tap the R:s, make R and L voiceless at the end of words, etc.

@alva I will never not use alveolar Rs, they're simply the best Rs (u.u)


@alva @elilla I wish I could roll my Rs in the front of my mouth.... 😭

@funnypanja @alva if you can produce the American-style tapped 't' in (American) English words like 'petal' or 'water', that's already the same as a single-tap alveolar 'r', and then you just have to find out the knack to do multiples :)

@elilla @funnypanja @alva oooh. That is the most (and only) helpful advice I've ever seen on that topic. Lots of "sag abwechselnd t und d". But this one, I think I,,, I did it 🐾

@funnypanja @alva if you can do the Japanese tongue-tip /ɾ/ you're halfway there already. the next step is to experiment with air pressure (it takes considerable air) and tongue tension to get the multiple taps bouncing. it could help to listen to stereotypical yakuza from movies, they do it exaggeratedly and clear. recording your voice and listening is a good way to ensure that your brain is not tricking you with phonemes.

@funnypanja @elilla I wish I could do ʁ without it feeling all wrong :-Þ

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