Video How to say words with l and r in the same word

VIDEO How to say Eng­lish Words With l And r In The Same Word

Some­times, it's even tricky for me to say Eng­lish words that have /l/ and /r/ in the same word!  Some­times it's tricky because the /l/ and /r/ are close togeth­er, or because the word is long with mul­ti­ple /l/ and /r/ sounds in it.  Basi­cal­ly, to pro­nounce these /l/ -/r/ words well, you need to just prac­tise them till your mouth can make them smooth­ly in your every­day speech.

You may need to learn how to pro­nounce either of these sounds  first (we have lots of mate­r­i­al and train­ing on this in our cours­es). Then once you are clear about the dif­fer­ent pro­duc­tion of the /l/ and /r/ sounds, it makes it much eas­i­er for your mouth to get from one to the oth­er in words that have both sounds in them.

You are alter­nat­ing between rais­ing your tongue up at the front of your mouth for /l/, to rais­ing it up more towards the mid­dle of the mouth for /r/.

You could even use a famous Eng­lish tongue twister to prac­tise this:

‘Red leather, yel­low leather' – said over and over, and of course get­ting faster after a while!

Eng­lish Words With l And r In The Same Word

cur­rent­ly
rur­al
real­ly
ruler (Amer­i­can accent the /r/ in ‘er' is also pro­nounced)
cel­ery
hur­ried­ly
roy­al­ty
bril­liant
extreme­ly
improp­er­ly (Amer­i­can- the /r/ in ‘er' is also pro­nounced)
labour­ing / labor­ing
lat­er­al
melo­dra­ma
scar­i­ly
prop­er­ly (Amer­i­can – the /r/ in ‘er' is also pro­nounced)
pro­peller (Amer­i­can – the /r/ in ‘er' is also pro­nounced)
cel­e­bra­tion
mate­r­i­al
cen­tralise / cen­tral­ize
par­al­lel
mer­ri­ly
appar­ent­ly
appar­el
cor­re­la­tion
Car­ol
prob­a­bly
cut­lery
con­trol­ling
rolling

Best wish­es, Esther

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