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Uvular trill

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The uvular trill is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is , a small capital R. The equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is R\. This consonant is one of the consonants collectively known as uvular R.

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Features

Features of the uvular trill:

In English

English does not have uvular R, and most English speakers have difficulty pronouncing it.

In other languages

Rr digraphs are almost always spoken with a uvular trill in Portuguese, although the alveolar trill as heard in Spanish can also occur.

French and German have a slight uvular R, for example in F<rue> and G<Recht>. The sound also occurs in Southern Swedish varieties and in several dialects of Norwegian. The sound also occurs among speakers of Russian, though it is not associated with any particular dialect. Lenin is probably the most famous Russian that used uvular Rs even in public speeches.

See also


Sounds of the world's languages
International Phonetic Alphabet
Consonants | Vowels
Places of articulation Manners of articulation

Bilabial | Labiodental | Labial-velar | Dental | Alveolar | Postalveolar | Alveolo-palatal | Retroflex | Palatal | Velar | Uvular | Pharyngeal | Epiglottal | Glottal

Nasals | Plosives | Fricatives | Affricates | Laterals | Approximants | Flaps/Taps | Trills | Ejectives | Implosives | Clicks

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