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I'm Having A Problem With The "r" Sound In Turkish

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You mix with some funny people. :D

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You've not lived until you've an Istanbul socialite accent. It's a thing that makes you want to tear your ears off.

I don't mix with these people. Infact, I actively encourage people to throw (soft) fruit in their faces.

*Head at an impossible angle* Can urrrm, naaabear! Ban AVM'e gitttim. Mehmet Orrrrdaydi *pauses conversation to show you a photo of her starbucks coffee and a brownie stacked against it (Instagramed, of course)* Urrrrrffff ya cok sikildimmmmm.

Most of that doesn't make sense....

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We get the Ankara version who come down and graciously do the kindness of visiting us peasants at weekends and turn their noses up at everything and everybody, as you say "uuurrff yaaa".

Soft fruit in their faces is too kind.

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Yes we get plenty of 'Uufffyaaas here too (without the rrrs in the middle) :D

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Do you think you need to start using a Turkish keyboard for some things clinky?Posted Image

Unless... that is actually what she said...??

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It is correct that there is a different pronunciation of the r at the end of a word than an r at other parts of a word.  The normal Turkish r is a "tap" where the tongue taps against the top of the mouth, unlike in the English r.

The word-final r that sounds like "sh" is, in technical terms, a voiceless alveolar non-sibilant fricative.  It is actually more similar to the English r, but the main difference is that it is not voiced, which means your vocal chords are not vibrating as you pronounce it.

For more information and some sound recordings of the different pronunciations of "r" in Turkish, see the alphabet and pronunciation page on TurkishTextbook.com

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On 24.05.2020 at 10:19, IbrahimAbi yazdı:

Mayk this conversation is 4 years old. you are not building up to offering Turkish lessons on behalf of your 'friend' are you?

Wasn't planning to, no.

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