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Sunday, March 4, 2012


Here's a problem we had in class today: r-insertion. It happens when a word ends in a vowel, especially [a] (ア) or [o] (オ). If your tongue moves from the bottom of your mouth to the middle of your mouth when you say the vowel, it can sound like an "r".

A word like "so" can sound like "sore," "sofa" can sound like "so far," and "idea" can sound like "I dear."

This is a serious problem for some people, and it can change the meaning of what you say, so please learn to use English well!