How to roll/trill the letter R in a russian accent?
3Angela, what is your native language?– CocoPopJan 27, 2015 at 3:00
This manual looks pretty elaborate. Good luck!
(I can't do it, by the way...)
1Very nice manual. Interesting note: My toddler kids can make rolling R sound in the tractor noise, i.e. when asked what noise the tractors do they say very good TTTRRRRRRR. Therefore I teach them using the TR/DR method (#2 in the manual). I find it quite successful– chaJan 29, 2015 at 0:56
Funny :) I’m Russian, and we actually used the word “tractor” when taught our daughters to do it :) We used a small silly poem: Трактор в поле «Тыр-Тыр-Тыр», Я в колхозе бригадир– stansultJan 10, 2020 at 20:12
Russian r's are formed by flapping the tip of your tongue against the alveolar ridge (behind your upper teeth)--you only need to flap once or twice. A good way to learn how to do this is to say the word рука only give a really strong puff of air as you say the р. In your question you mention a Russian accent. That normally implies the way some other language is pronounced as a Russian might pronounce it, for example, as a Russian might pronounce English words (with a Russian accent). The trilling of the r in this case would be the same if you want to pronounce English words with a Russian accent.
2Against the back of your teeth??? Are you kidding? Russian /r/ is post-alveolar, there's a huge way to the teeth when you pronounce the Russian /r/. Jan 27, 2015 at 2:33
Right--thanks for pointing that out. Edit made.– Dkh5Jan 27, 2015 at 3:14